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 Collins English Usage © 2020
cry - weep
‘cry’
Cry can be a verb or a noun. The other forms of the verb are cries, crying, cried. The plural of the noun is cries.
If you cry, tears come out of your eyes because you are unhappy, afraid, or in pain.
Helen began to cry.
Feed the baby as often as it cries.
If the baby cried at night, Nick would comfort him.
We heard what sounded like a little girl crying.
In conversation, you can say that someone has a cry.
She felt a lot better after a good cry.
‘weep’
Weep means the same as cry. Weep is an old-fashioned word which is now used only in stories. The past tense and past participle of weep is wept, not ‘weeped’.
The girl was weeping as she kissed him goodbye.
James wept when he heard the news.
another meaning of ‘cry’
In a story, if someone cries something, they shout it.
‘Come on!’ he cried.
He cried out angrily, ‘Get out of my house!’
A cry is something that someone shouts.
When she saw him she uttered a cry of surprise.
We heard cries of ‘Help! Please help me!’ coming from the river.
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