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Cry vs. Sob

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  • Cry (verb)

    To shed tears; to weep.

    "That sad movie always makes me cry."

  • Cry (verb)

    To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals do.

  • Cry (verb)

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

    "Tonight I'll cry myself to sleep."

  • Cry (verb)

    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"

  • Cry (verb)

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

  • Cry (noun)

    A shedding of tears; the act of crying.

    "After we broke up, I retreated to my room for a good cry."

  • Cry (noun)

    A shout or scream.

    "I heard a cry from afar."

  • Cry (noun)

    Words shouted or screamed.

    "a battle cry"

  • Cry (noun)

    A group of hounds.

  • Cry (noun)

    A pack or company of people.

  • Cry (noun)

    A typical sound made by the species in question.

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

  • Cry (noun)

    A desperate or urgent request.

  • Cry (noun)

    Common report; gossip.

  • Sob (noun)

    A cry with a short, sudden expulsion of breath.

  • Sob (noun)

    sound of sob

  • Sob (verb)

    to weep with convulsive gasps.

  • Sob (verb)

    to say (something) while sobbing.

    ""He doesn't love me!" she sobbed."

  • Sob (verb)

    To soak.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Cry (verb)

    To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.

  • Cry (verb)

    To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.

  • Cry (verb)

    To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.

  • Cry

    To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.

  • Cry

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

  • Cry

    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.

  • Cry

    to publish the banns of, as for marriage.

  • Cry (noun)

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

  • Cry (noun)

    Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.

  • Cry (noun)

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

  • Cry (noun)

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

  • Cry (noun)

    Importunate supplication.

  • Cry (noun)

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

  • Cry (noun)

    Common report; fame.

  • Cry (noun)

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

  • Cry (noun)

    A pack of hounds.

  • Cry (noun)

    A pack or company of persons; - in contempt.

  • Cry (noun)

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

  • Sob

    To soak.

  • Sob (verb)

    To sigh with a sudden heaving of the breast, or with a kind of convulsive motion; to sigh with tears, and with a convulsive drawing in of the breath.

  • Sob (noun)

    The act of sobbing; a convulsive sigh, or inspiration of the breath, as in sorrow.

  • Sob (noun)

    Any sorrowful cry or sound.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Cry (noun)

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition;

    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

  • Cry (noun)

    a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate);

    "a cry of rage"

    "a yell of pain"

  • Cry (noun)

    a slogan used to rally support for a cause;

    "a cry to arms"

    "our watchword will be `democracy'"

  • Cry (noun)

    a fit of weeping;

    "had a good cry"

  • Cry (noun)

    the characteristic utterance of an animal;

    "animal cries filled the night"

  • Cry (verb)

    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"

  • Cry (verb)

    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"

  • Cry (verb)

    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"

  • Cry (verb)

    proclaim or announce in public;

    "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"

    "He cried his merchandise in the market square"

  • Cry (verb)

    demand immediate action;

    "This situation is crying for attention"

  • Cry (verb)

    utter a characteristic sound;

    "The cat was crying"

  • Cry (verb)

    bring into a particular state by crying;

    "The little boy cried himself to sleep"

  • Sob (noun)

    a dyspneic condition

  • Sob (noun)

    insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

  • Sob (noun)

    convulsive gasp made while weeping

  • Sob (verb)

    weep convulsively;

    "He was sobbing inconsolably"

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