cry up
transitive verb Date: 1593 to praise publicly in order to enhance in value or repute <
cried up his skills as a writer
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  • cry up — transitive verb : to enhance the value or reputation of by public praise : extol will hear him generally cried up as the most attentive and best of brothers Jane Austen * * * cry up To praise • • • Main Entry: ↑cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry up — v. praise, glorify publicly, laud …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cry up — Extol, commend, praise, laud …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • To cry up — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cry — [krī] vi. cried, crying [ME crien < OFr crier < L quiritare, to wail, shriek (var. of quirritare, to squeal like a pig < * quis, echoic of a squeal); assoc. in ancient folk etym. with L Quirites, Roman citizens (as if meaning “to call… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cry — /kruy/, v., cried, crying, n., pl. cries. v.i. 1. to utter inarticulate sounds, esp. of lamentation, grief, or suffering, usually with tears. 2. to weep; shed tears, with or without sound. 3. to call loudly; shout; yell (sometimes fol. by out). 4 …   Universalium

  • cry — [[t]kraɪ[/t]] v. cried, cry•ing, 1) to utter inarticulate sounds, esp. of grief or suffering, usu. with tears 2) to shed tears, with or without sound; weep 3) to call loudly; shout (sometimes fol. by out) 4) to manifest urgent need for attention… …   From formal English to slang

  • cry — v. & n. v. (cries, cried) 1 intr. (often foll. by out) make a loud or shrill sound, esp. to express pain, grief, etc., or to appeal for help. 2 a intr. shed tears; weep. b tr. shed (tears). 3 tr. (often foll. by out) say or exclaim loudly or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry — [c]/kraɪ / (say kruy) verb (cried, crying) –verb (i) 1. to utter inarticulate sounds, especially of lamentation, grief, or suffering, usually with tears. 2. to weep; shed tears, with or without sound. 3. to call loudly; shout. 4. to give forth… …   Australian English dictionary

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