cry-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: make a loud cry

He cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle.
The dog raised its head and cried once again.
The kitten was crying all night.

VerbNet: nonverbal_expression-40.2
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: cry.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 6

Sense Number 2: utter loudly; exclaim

Commentary: Includes: CRY OUT

'I'm dying!' he cried.
I cried her name from the window, but she didn't hear me.
They cried out for forgiveness.
Before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news.

VerbNet: manner_speaking-37.3
FrameNet: Communication_noise
PropBank: cry.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
cry_out 1

Sense Number 3: weep

I was so hurt that I cried myself to sleep.
Does he still love you if he cried when you met again?
Babies will cry when they are lonely.

VerbNet: breathe-40.1.2-1,marvel-31.3-3
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: cry.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 7

Sense Number 4: need badly or desperately

Commentary: Includes: CRY FOR and CRY OUT FOR

Congo cries out for international action.
Our countryside is crying for investment.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
cry_out_for 1
cry_for 1