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cried

 (krīd)
v.
Past tense and past participle of cry.

cry

(kraɪ)

v. cried, cry•ing, v.i.
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 (often fol. by out): decaying streets that cry out for repair.
5. (of an animal) to give forth a vocal sound or characteristic call.
v.t.
6. to utter loudly; call out.
7. to announce publicly: to cry one's wares.
8. to beg or plead for: to cry mercy.
9. to bring (oneself) to a specified state by weeping: to cry oneself to sleep.
10. cry down, to disparage; belittle.
11. cry off, to break a promise, agreement, etc.
12. cry up, to praise; extol.
n.
13. the act or sound of crying; a shout, scream, or wail.
14. a fit of weeping.
15. the utterance or call of an animal.
16. an entreaty; appeal.
17. a political or party slogan.
19. (in fox hunting)
a. a continuous baying of a hound or a pack in following a scent.
b. a pack of hounds.
20. Archaic. an oral proclamation or announcement.
Idioms:
1. a far cry,
a. a long way.
b. altogether different.
2. cry havoc, to warn of danger or disaster.
3. cry over spilled milk, to regret what cannot be changed or undone.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French crier < Vulgar Latin *crītāre, for Latin quirītāre to make a public outcry; associated by folk etym. with Quirītēs the citizens of Rome]
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I'm sure we work hard enough to earn it," cried Jo, examining the heels of her shoes in a gentlemanly manner.
I don't believe any of you suffer as I do," cried Amy, "for you don't have to go to school with impertinent girls, who plague you if you don't know your lessons, and laugh at your dresses, and label your father if he isn't rich, and insult you when your nose isn't nice.
And if turning up my hair makes me one, I'll wear it in two tails till I'm twenty," cried Jo, pulling off her net, and shaking down a chestnut mane.
cried Meg, and the rehearsal ended in a general burst of laughter.
Don't stop to quirk your little finger and simper over your plate, Amy," cried Jo, choking on her tea and dropping her bread, butter side down, on the carpet in her haste to get at the treat.
He, like the old writer, had a white mustache, and when he cried he puckered up his lips and the mustache bobbed up and down.
And he cried, saying he didn't want to get better, that he wanted to die because he would see me crying and he would say, `No mommy don't cry.
babies given sucrose still cried, but they cried about half as much as those given unsweetened water," Blass notes.
I cried, cried, cried, cried, cried - it was really emotional and overwhelming.
Children in all three groups had a similar decline in the number of times they cried each day.
They screamed, they cried, they partied, they went back to work - and some of them just snoozed.