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in full cry

Definition of in full cry

  1. 1 :  full of anger, excitement, etc., especially in reaction to something <The school's budget is being cut, and teachers and parents are in full cry.>

  2. 2 of hunting dogs :  in the act of chasing an animal and making noise



Word by Word Definitions

fullplay
  1. :  containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

    :  complete especially in detail, number, or duration

    :  lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. :  very, extremely

    :  entirely

    :  straight, squarely

  1. :  the highest or fullest state or degree

    :  the utmost extent

  1. :  to become full

    :  to make full in sewing

  1. :  to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

  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


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