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Definition of weep verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weep
    he / she / it weeps
    past simple wept
    -ing form weeping
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (formal or literary) to cry, usually because you are sad She started to weep uncontrollably. I could have wept thinking about what I'd missed. weep for/with something He wept for joy. weep at/over something I do not weep over his death. weep something She wept bitter tears of disappointment. weep to do something I wept to see him looking so sick. + speech “I'm so unhappy!” she wept.
  2. 2[intransitive] (usually used in the progressive tenses) (of a wound) to produce liquid His legs were covered with weeping sores (= sores that had not healed).