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Cry vs. Sniff

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Cryverb

(intransitive) To shed tears; to weep.

‘That sad movie always makes me cry.’;

Sniffverb

(ambitransitive) To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something.

‘The dog sniffed around the park, searching for a nice scent.’; ‘I sniffed the meat to see if it hadn't gone off.’;

Cryverb

(transitive) To utter loudly; to call out; to declare publicly.

Sniffverb

To say something while sniffing, for example in case of illness or unhappiness, or in contempt.

‘"He's never coming back, is he?" she sniffed while looking at a picture of him.’;

Cryverb

(ambitransitive) To shout, scream, yell.

Sniffverb

(transitive) To perceive vaguely

‘I can sniff trouble coming from the basement.’;

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Cryverb

(intransitive) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals do.

Sniffverb

To be dismissive or contemptuous of something.

‘This opportunity is not to be sniffed at.’;

Cryverb

(transitive) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping.

‘Tonight I'll cry myself to sleep.’;

Sniffverb

(computing) To intercept and analyse packets of data being transmitted over a network.

Cryverb

To make oral and public proclamation of; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, etc.

‘to cry goods’;

Sniffverb

To inhale drugs in powder form (usually cocaine) through the nose.

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Cryverb

Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.

Sniffnoun

An instance of sniffing.

‘She gave the flowers a quick sniff to check they were real.’;

Crynoun

A shedding of tears; the act of crying.

‘After we broke up, I retreated to my room for a good cry.’;

Sniffnoun

A quantity of something that is inhaled through the nose

Crynoun

A shout or scream.

‘I heard a cry from afar.’;

Sniffnoun

(colloquial) A brief perception, or tiny amount.

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Crynoun

Words shouted or screamed.

‘a battle cry’;

Sniffinterjection

A short inhalation sound, sometimes associated with crying.

Crynoun

(collectively) A group of hounds.

Sniffverb

To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; - sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.

‘So ye grow squeamish, gods, and sniff at heaven.’;

Crynoun

A pack or company of people.

Sniffverb

To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country.

Crynoun

(of an animal) A typical sound made by the species in question.

‘"Woof" is the cry of a dog, while "neigh" is the cry of a horse.’;

Sniffverb

To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger.

Crynoun

A desperate or urgent request.

Sniffnoun

The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air.

Crynoun

(obsolete) Common report; gossip.

Sniffnoun

sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

Cryverb

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.’; ‘Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.’; ‘Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee.’; ‘The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord.’; ‘Some cried after him to return.’;

Sniffverb

perceive by inhaling through the nose;

‘sniff the perfume’;

Cryverb

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.’; ‘I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's apparel and to cry like a woman.’;

Sniffverb

inhale audibly through the nose;

‘the sick student was sniffling in the back row’;

Cryverb

To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.

‘The young ravens which cry.’; ‘In a cowslip's bell I lieThere I couch when owls do cry.’;

Cryverb

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 life!’;

Cryverb

To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.

Cryverb

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 goods, etc.

‘Love is lost, and thus she cries him.’;

Cryverb

to publish the banns of, as for marriage.

‘I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath.’; ‘Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it.’;

Crynoun

A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.

Crynoun

Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.

‘Again that cry was found to have been as unreasonable as ever.’;

Crynoun

Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.

‘There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.’; ‘An infant crying in the night,An infant crying for the light;And with no language but a cry.’;

Crynoun

Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.

‘The cry went once on thee.’;

Crynoun

Importunate supplication.

‘O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls.’;

Crynoun

Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.

‘The street cries of London.’;

Crynoun

Common report; fame.

‘The cry goes that you shall marry her.’;

Crynoun

A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.

‘All now depends upon a good cry.’;

Crynoun

A pack of hounds.

‘A cry more tunableWas never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn.’;

Crynoun

A pack or company of persons; - in contempt.

‘Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry of players?’;

Crynoun

The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.

Crynoun

a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition;

‘the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience’;

Crynoun

a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate);

‘a cry of rage’; ‘a yell of pain’;

Crynoun

a slogan used to rally support for a cause;

‘a cry to arms’; ‘our watchword will be `democracy'’;

Crynoun

a fit of weeping;

‘had a good cry’;

Crynoun

the characteristic utterance of an animal;

‘animal cries filled the night’;

Cryverb

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’;

Cryverb

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’;

Cryverb

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’;

Cryverb

proclaim or announce in public;

‘before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news’; ‘He cried his merchandise in the market square’;

Cryverb

demand immediate action;

‘This situation is crying for attention’;

Cryverb

utter a characteristic sound;

‘The cat was crying’;

Cryverb

bring into a particular state by crying;

‘The little boy cried himself to sleep’;

Cryverb

shed tears, typically as an expression of distress, pain, or sorrow

‘don't cry—it'll be all right’; ‘you'll cry tears of joy’;

Cryverb

shout or scream, typically to express fear, pain, or grief

‘the little girl fell down and cried for mummy’;

Cryverb

say something loudly in an excited or anguished tone of voice

‘‘Where will it end?’ he cried out’;

Cryverb

(of a street trader) shout out the name of (goods for sale)

‘there was a bustle of activity as vendors cried their wares, offering shellfish to potential buyers’;

Cryverb

(of a bird or other animal) make a loud characteristic call

‘the wild birds cried out over the water’;

Crynoun

a loud inarticulate shout or scream expressing a powerful feeling or emotion

‘a cry of despair’;

Crynoun

a loud excited utterance of a word or words

‘there was a cry of ‘Silence!’’;

Crynoun

the call of a street trader selling goods

‘the city comes to life after 10 p.m., with the din of car horns, and the cries of street hawkers’;

Crynoun

an urgent appeal or entreaty

‘fund-raisers have issued a cry for help’;

Crynoun

a demand or opinion expressed by many people

‘peace became the popular cry’;

Crynoun

the loud characteristic call of a bird or other animal

‘the harsh cries of magpies’;

Crynoun

a spell of shedding tears

‘I still have a cry, sometimes, when I realize that my mother is dead’;

Crynoun

a pack of hounds

‘he kept a cry of hounds to hunt in the wilderness’;

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