[intransitive, transitive] to produce tears from your eyes because you are unhappy or hurt It's all right. Don't cry. I just couldn't stop crying. The little boy fell over and started to cry. cry for somebody/something The baby was crying for (= because it wanted) its mother. cry about/over something There's nothing to cry about. cry with something He felt like crying with rage. + speech ‘Waaa!’ she cried. I found him crying his eyes out (= crying very much). That night she cried herself to sleep.