Definition of cry out/cry out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cry out/cry out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

cry out/cry out something

 
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to shout something loudly She cried out for help. She cried out his name. + speech “Help!” he cried out. Thesauruscallcry out exclaim blurt (out)These words all mean to shout or say something loudly or suddenly.call to shout or say something loudly to attract someone's attention:I thought I heard someone calling.cry out (something) to shout something loudly, especially when you need help or are in trouble:She cried out for help. I cried out his name.exclaim to say something suddenly and loudly, especially because of a strong emotion:“It isn't fair!” he exclaimed angrily.blurt (out) to say something suddenly and without thinking carefully enough:He blurted out the answer.Patterns to call/cry out/exclaim/blurt out (something) to somebody to call/cry out for somebody/something to cry out/exclaim/blurt out in/with something to call/cry out/exclaim/blurt out suddenly to call/cry out/exclaim/burst out loudly