[ verb ] utter a sudden loud cry
"she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle" "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
Used in print(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
Like the cowboy in Stephen_Crane 's `` Blue_Hotel '' , we run around crying , `` Well , I did n't do anything , did I '' ?(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)
I cried .(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
`` Oh , that 's wonderful '' , cried Mrs._Crombie .
[ noun ] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Used in print(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
The man uttered a weird cry , spun about , and collapsed in the sand .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
Perhaps if they know the story there will be a massive cry of indignation '' .(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
The thin gray figures raised a hoarse , cawing cry like the call of a bird flock .
[ verb ] shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
"She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death" "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Johnny_Ray , at the same L._R. , has something to cry about .(Marian Nester, "New Methods of Parapsychology"...)
Or perhaps she hears words or sounds : `` There 's such a noise of loud machinery '' , or `` I hear a child crying '' , or `` He says we 're all here and glad to see you '' .(Amber Dean, Encounter with Evil....)
She had cried a_little because she was frightened .(Todhunter Ballard, The Night Riders....)
Clyde_Miller was crying softly to himself , shedding his striped suit and fumbling into the nondescript butternut pants , the worn brown shirt .
[ verb ] proclaim or announce in public
"before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news" "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
Used in print(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
`` Why , Winston '' , she 'd cry , `` I just_now saw you eating it out of the jar '' !
[ noun ] a fit of weeping
"had a good cry"
Used in print(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
He believed that brave boys did n't cry .
[ noun ] a slogan used to rally support for a cause
"a cry to arms" "our watchword will be `democracy'"
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
The socialism implicit_in the slogan of the Roosevelt Revolution , freedom from want and fear , seems a far cry from the individualism of the First_Amendment to the Constitution , or of the Jacksonian frontier .
[ verb ] utter a characteristic sound
"The cat was crying"
[ verb ] demand immediate action
"This situation is crying for attention"
[ verb ] bring into a particular state by crying
"The little boy cried himself to sleep"