Definition of cry out
1 : to make a loud sound because of pain, fear, surprise, etc. She cried out in pain.
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 —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
: to utter loudly : shout
: beg, beseech
: to proclaim publicly : advertise
: an instance of crying: such as
: an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain
: outcry, clamor
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to identify as being a closet homosexual
: used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: 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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