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 for To cry out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cry \Cry\ (kr[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cried (kr[imac]d);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Crying.] [F. crier, cf. L. quiritare to
     raise a plaintive cry, scream, shriek, perh. fr. queri to
     complain; cf. Skr. cvas to pant, hiss, sigh. Cf. Quarrel a
     brawl, Querulous.]
     1. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently
        or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to
        pray; to implore.
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              And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud
              voice.                                -- Matt.
                                                    xxvii. 46.
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              Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
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              Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto
              thee.                                 -- Ps. xxviii.
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              The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
              Prepare ye the way of the Lord.       --Is. xl. 3.
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              Some cried after him to return.       --Bunyan.
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     2. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain,
        grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears;
        to bawl, as a child.
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              Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.     --Is. lxv. 14.
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              I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's
              apparel and to cry like a woman.      --Shak.
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     3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
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              The young ravens which cry.           --Ps. cxlvii.
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              In a cowslip's bell I lie
              There I couch when owls do cry.       --Shak.
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     To cry on or To cry upon, to call upon the name of; to
        beseech. "No longer on Saint Denis will we cry." --Shak.
     To cry out.
        (a) To exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor.
        (b) To complain loudly; to lament.
     To cry out against, to complain loudly of; to censure; to
     To cry out on or To cry out upon, to denounce; to
        censure. "Cries out upon abuses." --Shak.
     To cry to, to call on in prayer; to implore.
     To cry you mercy, to beg your pardon. "I cry you mercy,
        madam; was it you?" --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cry \Cry\, v. t.
     1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad;
        to declare publicly.
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              All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
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              The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal
              life!                                 --Bunyan.
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     2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by
        crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
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     3. 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.
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              Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw.
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     4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
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              I should not be surprised if they were cried in
              church next Sabbath.                  --Judd.
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     To cry aim. See under Aim.
     To cry down, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to
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              Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because
              they would not be under the restraints of it.
     To cry out, to proclaim; to shout. "Your gesture cries it
        out." --Shak.
     To cry quits, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a
     To cry up, to enhance the value or reputation of by public
        and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.
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