Definition of weep
- weeping the sins and errors of his youth
- —Edward Gibbon
- a tree weeping sap
He wept at the news of her death.
She sat down and wept.
He wept bitter tears of disappointment.
The meringue will weep if you put it in the fridge.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to cry because you are very sad or are feeling some other strong emotion
: to produce a liquid slowly
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