"cries" in the noun sense
1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation
a loud utterance often in protest or opposition
"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
2. cry, yell
a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate
"a cry of rage"
"a yell of pain"
3. war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword
a slogan used to rally support for a cause
"a cry to arms"
"our watchword will be `democracy'"
a fit of weeping
"had a good cry"
the characteristic utterance of an animal
"animal cries filled the night"
"cries" in the verb sense
1. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall
utter a sudden loud cry
"she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"
"I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
2. cry, weep
shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
"She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"
"The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
3. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout
utter aloud often with surprise, horror, or joy
"`I won!' he exclaimed"
"`Help!' she cried"
"`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
4. cry, blazon out
proclaim or announce in public
"before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"
"He cried his merchandise in the market square"
demand immediate action
"This situation is crying for attention"
utter a characteristic sound
"The cat was crying"
bring into a particular state by crying
"The little boy cried himself to sleep"
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