To cry out


To cry out
Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster]

All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep. [1913 Webster]

3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc. [1913 Webster]

Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage. [1913 Webster]

I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath. --Judd. [1913 Webster]

{To cry aim}. See under {Aim}.

{To cry down}, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to condemn. [1913 Webster]

Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it. --Tillotson.

{To cry out}, to proclaim; to shout. ``Your gesture cries it out.'' --Shak.

{To cry quits}, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a contest.

{To cry up}, to enhance the value or reputation of by public and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cry cry out something — ˌcry ˈout/ˌcry ˈout sth derived to shout sth loudly • She cried out for help. • She cried out his name. • + speech ‘Help!’ he cried out. Main entry: ↑cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry out out something — ˌcry ˈout/ˌcry ˈout sth derived to shout sth loudly • She cried out for help. • She cried out his name. • + speech ‘Help!’ he cried out. Main entry: ↑cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry out to be — ( ● cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry\ out\ for — • cry (out) for v informal To need badly; be lacking in. It has not rained for two weeks and the garden is crying for it. The school is crying out for good teachers …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry out for something — cry out for (something) to need something badly. The conflict cries out for international action to resolve it …   New idioms dictionary

  • cry out for — (something) to need something badly. The conflict cries out for international action to resolve it …   New idioms dictionary

  • cry out for something — ˌcry ˈout for sth derived (usually used in the progressive tenses) to need sth very much • The company is crying out for fresh new talent. Main entry: ↑cryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry out against — index challenge, decry, demonstrate (protest), denounce (condemn), except (object), inveigh …   Law dictionary

  • cry out for — index desire Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cry\ out\ against — See: cry out(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry out — verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy (Freq. 10) I won! he exclaimed Help! she cried I m here, the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost • Syn: ↑exclaim, ↑cry, ↑outcry, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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