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What is cry?
- To produce water from eyes. It sometimes makes noise or just keep silent.
Why do people cry?
- Because people are unhappy or something hurts them.
One of the drops of water that you produce when you cry: tear (usually plural)
1. She wiped away her tears.
2. The tears started rolling down her cheeks.
3. She was in tears over the death of her pet dog.
If somebody is crying, they are in tears.
4. Poor little Johnny was rather tearful on his first day at school.
If somebody is nearly crying, or crying just a little, they are tearful (adverb tearfully)
5. When I told him the bad news, he burst into tears.
to start crying suddenly: break/burst into tears, burst out crying
6. When I said that, it all became too much for her and she finally broke down.
if you have not been crying for a long time, but you finally start crying, you break down
7.He’s been crying his eyes out all day since he heard the dreadful news.
to cry very hard for a long time: cry your eyes out, cry your heart out
8. I just can’t forget him. I cry myself to sleep every night.
to cry until you fall asleep: cry yourself to sleep.
9. She is trying to choke back the tears.
if you are nearly crying, but you are able to stop yourself, you choke back the tears
* Different ways of Crying
10. ‘Why did this have to happen?’ sobbed the woman.
to cry while making a noise or while speaking: sob
11. The child let out a loud sob.
12. He has bawled all day long.
to cry very loudly, like a baby: bawl
13. Stop sniveling – you’re not a child!
to cry and sniff in an annoying way: snivel
14. The man was still alive – we could hear him moaning under the wreckage
to cry with great pain or sadness, making a low noise: moan
15. The women gathered around the coffin and began to wail, as was the custom in the region.
to cry very loudly and dramatically: wail
16. The puppy whimpered with pain.
to cry quietly, making a high noise: whimper
17. if a child cries a lot, other children sometimes call him/her a cry baby
18. These onions are making my eyes water.
if you cry, not because you are sad, but because your eyes are irritated, you say that your eyes water
- Oxford Learner’s Wordfinder Dictionary.
- Longman Dictionary.