cry for


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Verb1.cry for - need badly or desperately; "This question cries out for an answer"
necessitate, need, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
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If we win the Champions League, I don't know, maybe I'm going to cry for one week."
I have felt broken, but never because I cried.<br />We cry when we don't know what we feel, when it's so big and so intense that it just pushes the tears out and later we figure out why, or we don't.<br />We do not cry only when we're sad; we cry for the joy of holding a newborn.
Never mind a cry for help - these amateur sumo wrestlers are actually helping babies to cry.
Abigail Wise | THE HUFFINGTON POST WE all cry for different reasons.
"But if I want to moan and cry like the others, I can cry for the next five minutes.
On average, the study found, babies cry for around two hours a day in the first two weeks.
I CRY for the life that you never had, I cry for myself for not having a dad.
The most healing, the most powerful, and the most important tears are the ones I cry for no particular reason at all.
Your baby might go to sleep more quickly if left to cry for a little while.
Teenagers cry for around two hours and 13 minutes each week, just one minute less a week than women aged between 19 and 25.