1 shout/loud noise
great, loud
faint, little, low, small, soft, weak
choked, muffled, stifled, strangled
piercing, sharp, shrill

the hoarse cry of a crow

agonized, anguished, desperate, mournful, plaintive, terrible

a plaintive cry for help

battle, rallying, war, warning
animal, bird
give, let out, raise, utter

She gave an agonized cry as they lifted the fallen branch from her leg.

He was too weak to raise even the smallest of cries.

muffle, stifle

He tried to yell out, but the hand muffled his cries.

She stifled a small cry.

echo, go up, ring out

A cry went up when it was discovered their man had escaped.

come from sb/sth, escape sb/sth

An involuntary cry escaped her as he entered the room.

with a cry

He fell to the ground with a cry.

cry for (figurative)

Her suicide attempt was really a desperate cry for help.

cry of

a cry of despair/delight

2 act of crying

You'll feel better when you've had a good cry.

1 produce tears
a lot, hard
a little
almost, nearly
never, rarely

He put his head on his arms and cried bitterly.

quietly, silently, softly
hysterically, uncontrollably
begin to, start to
want to

I felt like I wanted to cry.

make sb
leave sb to

children who are left to cry alone


What are you crying about?


a child crying for his mother


I wasn't going to waste time crying over him!


Anna was almost crying with frustration.

cry like a baby

Finally he broke down and cried like a baby.

cry your eyes out
cry yourself to sleep, feel like crying

I felt like crying when I found out what had happened.

a shoulder to cry on (figurative)

He was a fatherly shoulder to cry on when things went wrong.

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2 shout
aloud, out
angrily, indignantly

‘Never!’ he cried angrily.

excitedly, happily, triumphantly
want to

She wanted to cry out to him not to be so stupid.

hear sb

I heard her cry out in her sleep.


‘What do you mean?’ she cried in agitation.

‘Who's there?’ she cried in a shrill voice.

cry for help

She cried for help as the fire spread.

cry out in anguish, fear, pain, etc., etc.
Cry is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑baby, ↑child, ↑seagull, ↑voice
Cry is used with these nouns as the object: ↑tear

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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