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Definition: To cry out
(kr[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cried
p. pr. & vb. n. Crying
.] [F. crier, cf. L. quiritare to
raise a plaintive cry, scream, shriek, perh. fr. queri to
complain; cf. Skr. cvas to pant, hiss, sigh. Cf. Quarrel
1. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently
or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to
pray; to implore.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud
voice. -- Matt.
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto
thee. -- Ps. xxviii.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord. --Is. xl. 3.
Some cried after him to return. --Bunyan.
2. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain,
grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears;
to bawl, as a child.
Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart. --Is. lxv. 14.
I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's
apparel and to cry like a woman. --Shak.
3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
The young ravens which cry. --Ps. cxlvii.
In a cowslip's bell I lie
There I couch when owls do cry. --Shak.
To cry on
or To cry upon
, to call upon the name of; to
beseech. “No longer on Saint Denis will we cry.”
To cry out
(a) To exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor.
(b) To complain loudly; to lament.
To cry out against
, to complain loudly of; to censure; to
To cry out on
or To cry out upon
, to denounce; to
censure. “Cries out upon abuses.”
To cry to
, to call on in prayer; to implore.
To cry you mercy
, to beg your pardon. “I cry you mercy,
madam; was it you?”
, v. t.
1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad;
to declare publicly.
All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal
2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by
crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare
publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially
things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry
Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw.
4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
I should not be surprised if they were cried in
church next Sabbath. --Judd.
To cry aim
. See under Aim
To cry down
, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to
Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because
they would not be under the restraints of it.
To cry out
, to proclaim; to shout. “Your gesture cries it
To cry quits
, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a
To cry up
, to enhance the value or reputation of by public
and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.