weep - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleweeping
past tensewept
past participlewept
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to cry because you feel unhappy or have some other strong emotion

    She began to weep tears of joy.

    weep with:

    He almost felt like weeping with frustration.

    weep for:

    She needed to weep for the loss of her husband.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if an injury or sore place on the body weeps, blood or pus (=a yellow infected liquid) comes out slowly