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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually progressive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycry out for
he/she/itcries out for
present participlecrying out for
past tensecried out for
past participlecried out for
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  1. cry out for something to clearly need something a lot

    This room is crying out for some new furniture.

See also main entry: cry


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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