cry out


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cry out

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to scream or shout aloud, esp in pain, terror, etc
2. (often foll by for) informal to demand in an obvious manner: our inner cities are crying out for redevelopment.
3. for crying out loud informal an exclamation of anger or dismay
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cry out - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
gee - give a command to a horse to turn to the right side
aah, ooh - express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'; "They oohed and aahed when they unwrapped the presents"
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
call out - call out loudly, as of names or numbers
Translations

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vi
(= call out)aufschreien; to cry out to somebodyjdm etwas zuschreien; he cried out to me to fetch helper schrie mir zu, ich sollte Hilfe holen; well, for crying out loud! (inf)na, das darf doch wohl nicht wahr sein! (inf)
(fig) to be crying out for somethingnach etw schreien; (= be suitable for also)sich (geradezu) zu etw anbieten; that building is just crying out to be turned into a pubdieses Gebäude schreit (geradezu) danach, dass man es in ein Lokal verwandelt
References in classic literature ?
It had passed through my thoughts to cry out for help again; though few could know better than I, the solitary nature of the spot, and the hopelessness of aid.
And both these soups cry out for bread companionship.