cry

I
n.

1) to give, raise (formal), utter a cry

2) an anguished, plaintive; heart-rending; loud, lusty; piercing; rallying cry

3) a battle, war cry

4) a cry for (a cry for help)

5) (misc.) afar cry from ('very far from')

II
v.

1) to cry loudly

2) (d; intr.) ('to appeal') to cry for (to cry for justice)

3) (d; intr.) ('to weep') to cry for, with (to cry for joy; to cry with grief)

4) (d; intr.) ('to weep') to cry over (to cry over one's bad luck)

5) (d; intr.) to cry to ('to complain to') (don't come crying to me)

6) (misc.) to cry wolf ('to give a false alarm'); to cry havoc ('to warn of disaster'); to cry one's eyes out; to cry over spilled/spilt milk ('to complain in vain'); she cried herself to sleep

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[kraɪ]
heart-rending
loud
lusty
piercing
plaintive
rallying cry
she cried herself to sleep
to cry one's eyes out
utter a cry
war cry
to cry over spilled/spilt milk ('to complain in vain')
to cry havoc ('to warn of disaster')
raise (formal)
with (to cry for joy; to cry with grief)
(d; intr.) ('to weep') to cry for
a battle
an anguished
to give
to cryloudly
(misc.) to cry wolf ('to give a false alarm')
(misc.) a far cry from ('very far from')
a cry for (a cry for help)
(d; intr.) to cry to (don't come crying to me; 'to complain to')
(d;intr.) ('to appeal') to cry for (to cry for justice)
(d; intr.) ('to weep') to cry over (to cry over one's bad luck)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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