cry

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkraɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kraɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krī)


Inflections of 'cry' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": cries
Inflections of 'cry' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
cries
v 3rd person singular
crying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
cried
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
cried
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

cry

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. cry for her [loss, death]
  2. crying [uncontrollably, inconsolably]
  3. cried [all night, for an hour, for a while]
  4. [began, wanted to, was going] to cry
  5. [there's no need to, don't] cry
  6. cry from the [pain, injury]
  7. cry for [help, attention]
  8. cry on her shoulder
  9. cried to her
  10. cried tears of [joy, sadness, pity]
  11. cried bitter tears (over)
  12. crying her eyes out
  13. I could cry!
  14. don't come crying [to me, if]
  15. cry [out of, in] sympathy (with)
  16. cried out in [pain, desperation, agony, terror]
  17. cried out for her [child, life]
  18. is crying out for [greater, better, more]
  19. is crying out to be [heard, filmed, turned into]
  20. UK: she cried off (at the last moment)
  21. cry wolf
  22. UK: crying blue murder
  23. US: crying bloody murder
n
  1. a [loud, bloodcurdling, screeching] cry
  2. a [rally, battle] cry (for)
  3. let [out, loose] a cry (of)
  4. (need to) have a good cry
  5. heard a cry (from)
  6. a cry [pierced, rang through, shattered] the air
  7. a cry came from over [there]
  8. the cry of [an owl, a bird, the wolf]
  9. a cry of [pain, distress, agony, anguish, pleasure, joy]
  10. a cry for [mercy, help]
  11. was a far cry from [the city, her previous job]
  12. the [pack, children, police] followed in full cry
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