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Relating to crying and tears

tear

noun

a drop of liquid that comes from your eye when you cry

tears

noun

the state of crying

cry

noun

a period of time when you have tears coming from your eyes, especially because you are sad

tearful

adjective

crying, or feeling as if you want to cry

weeping

noun

the act or sound of someone crying

weepy

adjective

if you feel weepy, you want to cry

misty-eyed

adjective

crying a little, or feeling that you might cry

misty

adjective

misty eyes have tears in them

bring tears to your eyes

to make you cry, or to feel as if you are going to cry

dry your eyes

a kind way of telling someone to stop crying

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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