weep


weep
weep [wēp]
vi.
wept, weeping [ME wepen < OE wepan, akin to wop, outcry, Goth wōpjan, OS wōpian < IE base * wab-, to cry, complain > OSlav vabiti, to call to]
1. to manifest or give expression to a strong emotion, usually grief or sorrow, by crying, wailing, or, esp., shedding tears
2. to lament or mourn: with for or over
3. to let fall drops of water or other liquid; esp., to drop moisture condensed from the air [cold pipes weep in hot weather]
4. to exude water or other liquid [wounds, plant stems, etc. weep]
vt.
1. to weep for; lament; bewail; mourn [to weep one's misfortune]
2. to shed (tears or other drops of liquid)
3. to bring to a specified condition by weeping [to weep oneself to sleep]
n.
1. [often pl.] a fit of weeping
2. an exudation or dripping of moisture
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