cry out

cry out
phrasal verb
Word forms "cry out":
present tense I/you/we/they cry out he/she/it cries out present participle crying out past tense cried out past participle cried out
1) [intransitive] to make a loud noise because you are in pain or because you are afraid or shocked

It's enough to make most people cry out in horror.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to shout something, especially when you are surprised or worried

"Be careful!" Miss Lee cried out.

cry out for:

Someone was crying out for help.


English dictionary. 2014.

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