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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
WAYS OF CRYING
  • cry: produce tears from your eyes, usually because you are unhappy or hurt.
    Please stop crying, Paul!
  • burst into tears: suddenly start crying.
    When her boyfriend told her the truth, she burst into tears and ran out.
  • break down in tears: suddenly cry a lot, after trying not to cry.
    After reading his letter, she broke down in tears.
  • be close to tears/on the verge of tears: be about to cry.
    When she heard his voice on the phone, she was close to tears.
  • have tears in one's eyes: be about to cry.
    When I said goodbye, I had tears in my eyes.
  • shed tears: cry.
    I must admit I shed a few tears when the school closed.
  • be in tears: be crying.
    The children were all in tears when our dog disappeared.
  • be in floods of tears: (UK) cry a lot.
    The children were in floods of tears when our dog disappeared.
  • be moved to tears: be so upset that you start to cry.
    A lot of people were moved to tears by his story.
  • weep: cry a lot for a long time.
    The kids wept bitterly when it was time to leave.
  • cry one's eyes/heart out: be extremely sad and cry a lot.
    After the robbery, she cried her heart out.
  • bawl: (a baby) cry very loudly.
    We could hear the baby bawling upstairs.
  • sob: cry noisily, with sudden noisy breaths.
    He began sobbing uncontrollably.
  • your eyes water: you start to cry, especially because there is a lot of smoke or because you have been cutting up onions.
    There was so much smoke in that room that my eyes were watering.

 

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