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present tense
I/you/we/theycry out
he/she/itcries out
present participlecrying out
past tensecried out
past participlecried out
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to make a loud noise because you are in pain or because you are afraid or shocked
    It’s enough to make most people cry out in horror.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to shout something, especially when you are surprised or worried
    ‘Be careful!’ Miss Lee cried out.
    cry out for: Someone was crying out for help.
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