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cry out

Definition of cry out

  1. 1 :  to make a loud sound because of pain, fear, surprise, etc. <She cried out in pain.>

  2. 2 :  to speak in a loud voice :  to say something loudly or from a distance <We could hear them on the shore crying out to us, so we waved.> <She cried out for help.>

  3. 3 —used to say that something clearly needs or should have a particular thing, person, use, etc. ; often + to be <A chair like this cries out to be used, not kept in some museum.> <The meal cried out to be eaten with a nice white wine.> ; often + for <The meal cried out for a nice white wine.> <The job cries out for someone who's not afraid to take chances.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to utter loudly :  shout

    :  beg, beseech

    :  to proclaim publicly :  advertise

  1. : :  an instance of crying: as

    :  an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain

    :  outcry, clamor

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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