Definition of weep in English:


Pronunciation /wēp/ /wip/

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intransitive verbwept

[no object]
  • 1Shed tears.

    ‘a grieving mother wept over the body of her daughter’
    • ‘he wept bitter tears at her cruelty’
    cry, shed tears, sob, snivel, whimper, whine, mewl, bawl, lament, grieve, mourn, keen, wail
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    1. 1.1Utter or express with tears.
      • ‘“No!” she wept’
      back out, pull out, cancel, withdraw, beg off, excuse oneself
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    2. 1.2archaic with object Mourn for; shed tears over.
      • ‘a young widow weeping her lost lord’
  • 2Exude liquid.

    • ‘she rubbed the sore, making it weep’
    give off, give out, discharge, release, send out, send forth, emit, issue, emanate
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in singular
  • A fit or period of weeping.

    • ‘sit down and have a weep’
    cry, sob, snivel, whimper, mewl, bawl, lament
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Old English wēpan (verb), of Germanic origin, probably imitative.