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weep

weep

 
 
pronunciation:
wip
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: weeping, weeps, wept
definition 1: to show strong emotions, such as joy or grief, by shedding tears; cry.
synonyms:
cry
similar words:
bawl, blubber, boohoo, snivel, sob, tear, whimper
definition 2: to let fall liquid in drops; ooze.
The old pine trunks are weeping.
synonyms:
ooze
similar words:
dribble, drip, seep, sweat, trickle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cry or mourn for (someone or something).
synonyms:
lament, mourn
similar words:
bemoan, bewail, regret
definition 2: to let fall (any liquid) in drops.
The tree weeps resin.
similar words:
drip, ooze, sweat
definition 3: to bring to a certain state by crying.
She wept herself into a state of fatigue.
synonyms:
cry
similar words:
sob
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often pl.) a fit or period of weeping (often prec. by the).
He's had the weeps for days now.
synonyms:
cry
similar words:
sob
definition 2: a discharge of liquid.
similar words:
discharge, dribble, drip, ooze
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