weep

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

weep

verb \ˈwēp\

: to cry because you are very sad or are feeling some other strong emotion

: to produce a liquid slowly

wept \ˈwept\ weep·ing

Full Definition of WEEP

transitive verb
1
:  to express deep sorrow for usually by shedding tears :  bewail <weeping the sins and errors of his youth — Edward Gibbon>
2
:  to pour forth (tears) from the eyes
3
:  to exude (a fluid) slowly :  ooze <a tree weeping sap>
intransitive verb
1
:  to express passion (as grief) by shedding tears
2
a :  to give off or leak fluid slowly :  ooze
b of a fluid :  to flow sluggishly or in drops
3
:  to droop over :  bend

Examples of WEEP

  1. He wept at the news of her death.
  2. She sat down and wept.
  3. He wept bitter tears of disappointment.
  4. The meringue will weep if you put it in the fridge.

Origin of WEEP

Middle English wepen, from Old English wēpan; akin to Old High German wuoffan to weep, Serbian & Croatian vapiti to cry out
First Known Use: before 12th century

weep

verb \ˈwēp\   (Medical Dictionary)
wept \ˈwept\ weep·ing

Medical Definition of WEEP

transitive verb
1
: to pour forth (tears) from the eyes
2
: to exude (a fluid) slowly
intransitive verb
1
: to shed tears
2
: to exude a serous fluid <a weeping burn>

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