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Overview of noun crying

The noun crying has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. crying, weeping, tears

(the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears")


Overview of verb cry

The verb cry has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (17) shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall

(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")

2. (12) cry, weep

(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")

3. (11) exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout

(utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost")

4. (2) cry, blazon out

(proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square")

5. cry

(demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention")

6. cry

(utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying")

7. cry

(bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep")


Overview of adj crying

The adj crying has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant

(demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need")

2. crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank

(conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery")

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