weep


weep
verb
ADVERB
quietly, silently, softly
loudly
openly

The people wept openly when his death was announced.

bitterly
inconsolably (esp. BrE), uncontrollably

His grandmother was weeping uncontrollably.

copiously (esp. BrE)
almost, nearly
a little
VERB + WEEP
begin to, start to
want to
make sb
PREPOSITION
at

He wanted to weep at the unfairness of it all.

for

I felt I could have wept for joy.

He was weeping, in effect, for a lost age of innocence.

over

We had wept over the death of our parents.

with

She almost wept with happiness.

PHRASES
break down and weep

Several of the soldiers broke down and wept.

weep and wail

The mourners followed the funeral procession, weeping and wailing.

weep buckets (= weep a lot) (BrE, informal)
Weep is used with these nouns as the object: ↑tear

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  • weep´i|ly — weep|y «WEE pee», adjective, weep|i|er, weep|i|est, noun, plural weep|ies. –adj. 1. Informal. inclined to weep; tearful: »the bold …   Useful english dictionary

  • weep|y — «WEE pee», adjective, weep|i|er, weep|i|est, noun, plural weep|ies. –adj. 1. Informal. inclined to weep; tearful: »the bold …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weep — Weep, v. t. 1. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. I weep bitterly the dead. A. S. Hardy. [1913 Webster] We wandering go Through dreary wastes, and weep each other s woe. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weep — [wēp] vi. wept, weeping [ME wepen < OE wepan, akin to wop, outcry, Goth wōpjan, OS wōpian < IE base * wab , to cry, complain > OSlav vabiti, to call to] 1. to manifest or give expression to a strong emotion, usually grief or sorrow, by… …   English World dictionary

  • Weep — Weep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wept} (w[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Weeping}.] [OE. wepen, AS. w[=e]pan, from w[=o]p lamentation; akin to OFries. w?pa to lament, OS. w[=o]p lamentation, OHG. wuof, Icel. [=o]p a shouting, crying, OS. w[=o]pian to lament …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • WEEP — or Weep may refer to:* weep , the act of crying * WEEP (defunct), a defunct radio station in Virginia, Minnesota * WWNL, a radio station in Pittsburgh formerly known as WEEP …   Wikipedia

  • weep — [ wip ] (past tense and past participle wept [ wept ] ) verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to cry because you feel unhappy or have some other strong emotion: She began to weep tears of joy. weep with: He almost felt like weeping with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Weep — Weep, obs. imp. of {Weep}, for wept. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weep — [wi:p] v past tense and past participle wept [wept] [: Old English; Origin: wepan] 1.) [I and T] formal or literary to cry, especially because you feel very sad ▪ James broke down and wept. weep for ▪ She wept for the loss of her mother. ▪ He… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Weep — Weep, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The lapwing; the wipe; so called from its cry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weep — wēp vb, wept wept; weep·ing vt 1) to pour forth (tears) from the eyes 2) to exude (a fluid) slowly vi 1) to shed tears 2) to exude a serous fluid <a weeping burn> …   Medical dictionary


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