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A loud cry.
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  1. A loud cry.
  2. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) One's turn to buy a round of drinks, etc.
  3. A loud cry or call
The act of exclaiming; sudden, vehement utterance; outcry
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  1. The act of exclaiming; sudden, vehement utterance; outcry
  2. An abrupt, forceful utterance:
  3. Something exclaimed; exclamatory word or phrase; interjection
A vehement expression of discontent or protest:
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  1. A vehement expression of discontent or protest:
  2. A loud, sustained noise
  3. A vehement, continued expression of the general feeling or of public opinion; loud demand or complaint
A strong protest or objection:
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  1. A strong protest or objection:
  2. A loud cry or clamor.
  3. A loud cry or uproar
A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
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  1. A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
  2. Need or occasion:
  3. A roll call.
(Informal) One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny:
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  1. (Informal) One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny:
  2. Any shrill, piercing sound
  3. (Informal) A person or thing considered hilariously funny
A shrill, often frantic cry.
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  1. A shrill, often frantic cry.
  2. A loud, piercing cry or sound
A cheer uttered or chanted in unison.
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  1. A cheer uttered or chanted in unison.
  2. A loud outcry or shout; shriek; scream
  3. A loud cry; a shout.
A loud shout, cry, or noise
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  1. A loud shout, cry, or noise
  2. A shrill and prolonged cry, as of excitement, exultation, ferocity, etc.
  3. The gasping sound marking the convulsive intake of air that immediately follows a fit of coughing in whooping cough
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  1. Loud or coarse talk
  2. The act or sound of yawping
  3. Loud or coarse talk or utterance:
A harsh, shrill cry or loud scream
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  1. A harsh, shrill cry or loud scream
  2. A sudden storm, as found in a squall line. Often a nautical usage.
  3. A brief, sudden, violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow. A squall is said to occur if a wind having a sustained speed of 40 km (25 mi) per hour lasts at least 1 minute and then decreases rapidly.
The act of yammering.
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  1. The act of yammering.
  2. The act of yammering, or something yammered
A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief.
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  1. A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief.
  2. The sound made in groaning.
A complaint:
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  1. A complaint:
  2. A similar sound:
  3. Any nonvocal sound like this
The roar of a large animal, such as a bull.
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  1. The roar of a large animal, such as a bull.
  2. A very loud utterance or other sound.
(Slang) Something uproariously funny or absurd.
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  1. (Slang) Something uproariously funny or absurd.
  2. Any similar sound
  3. A loud derisive call:
The act of wailing
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  1. The act of wailing
  2. A long, loud, high-pitched sound:
  3. A sound like this
An outcry; bellow
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  1. An outcry; bellow
  2. A noisy weeping
  3. A loud, bellowing cry; a wail.
(Southern US, Appalachia) Alternative form of hollow (small valley between mountains).
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  1. (Southern US, Appalachia) Alternative form of hollow (small valley between mountains).
  2. A working song sung by U.S. black field hands
  3. A yell or shout; a call.
An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
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  1. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
  2. Loud, confused noise; din
  3. Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
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  1. A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
  2. A vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count
  3. An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot:
A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
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  1. A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
  2. A loud noise, as that made by crashing waves, a storm, a motor, etc.; din
  3. A loud, deep, rumbling sound, as of a lion or bull, a person in pain, a cheering crowd, etc.
A rallying cry uttered in combat, especially while attacking.
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  1. A rallying cry uttered in combat, especially while attacking.
  2. A cry or slogan used to encourage those in a battle, struggle, contest, etc.
  3. (Idiomatic) By extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.
A cry uttered by combatants as they attack; a battle cry.
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  1. A cry uttered by combatants as they attack; a battle cry.
  2. A phrase or slogan adopted by a party in any conflict, contest, election, etc.
  3. A phrase or slogan used to rally people to a cause.
A shout of halloo
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  1. A shout of halloo
  2. A shout or call of “halloo.”
An instance of shouting “hurrah”
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  1. An instance of shouting “hurrah”
  2. Excitement, tumult, commotion, etc.
  3. A cheer; a cry of hurrah!.
Loud noise and confusion; hubbub
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  1. Loud noise and confusion; hubbub
  2. A loud noise or a condition of noisy confusion.
Lightness of spirits or mood; gaiety or joy:
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  1. Lightness of spirits or mood; gaiety or joy:
  2. Anything that comforts or gladdens one; encouragement
  3. A jingle, rallying cry, etc. shouted in unison in rooting for a team
Alternative spelling of huzzah.
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  1. Alternative spelling of huzzah.
A loud derisive call:
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  1. A loud derisive call:
  2. Any similar sound
  3. A long, loud, wailing cry of a wolf, dog, etc.
A small particle
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  1. A small particle
  2. (US, slang) A fun event or person. (See hootenanny)
  3. A sound suggesting the cry of an owl, especially the sound of a horn.
A loud, bitter protest:
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  1. A loud, bitter protest:
  2. A sound like this
  3. A long, loud, high-pitched sound:
(New England) A dessert made by stewing fruit topped with pieces of biscuit dough, which steam as the fruit cooks.
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  1. (New England) A dessert made by stewing fruit topped with pieces of biscuit dough, which steam as the fruit cooks.
  2. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Haemulidae that produce a grunting sound by rubbing together their pharyngeal teeth.
  3. A deep guttural sound.
A high-pitched, strident cry.
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  1. A high-pitched, strident cry.
  2. A sound suggestive of this cry:
A sound that mewls.
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(Old Poet.) Any boat, esp. a small sailing boat
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  1. (Old Poet.) Any boat, esp. a small sailing boat
  2. The tough outer covering of the woody stems and roots of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. It includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium.
  3. The protective outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees and other woody plants. Bark includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium. In older trees, bark is usually divided into inner bark, consisting of living phloem, and outer bark, consisting of the periderm (the phelloderm, cork cambium, and cork) and all the tissues outside it. The outer bark is mainly dead tissue that protects the tree from heat, cold, insects, and other dangers. The appearance of bark varies according to the manner in which the periderm forms, as in broken layers or smoother rings. Bark also has lenticels, porous corky areas that allow for the exchange of water vapor and gases with the interior living tissues.
A noisy complaint.
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  1. A noisy complaint.
  2. A loud, harsh cry
  3. (Informal) A loud, raucous complaint or protest
A short shrill cry or sound, such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge.
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  1. A short shrill cry or sound, such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge.
  2. A short, high-pitched sound, as of two objects rubbing together, or the calls of small animals.
  3. A thin, sharp, usually short sound or cry
A high-pitched sound, as a scream of a child, or noisy worn-down brake pads.
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  1. A high-pitched sound, as a scream of a child, or noisy worn-down brake pads.
  2. A long, shrill cry or sound
  3. A loud, shrill cry or sound:
An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.
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  1. An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.
  2. A short, sharp cry or bark.
  3. A type of emergency vehicle siren sounding quicker and more intense than the wail siren-sound.
(Informal) A malicious, spiteful comment.
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  1. (Informal) A malicious, spiteful comment.
  2. The cry of a cat.
  3. The characteristic vocal sound made by a cat
A gentle neigh.
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  1. A gentle neigh.
  2. The sound made in whinnying; a neigh.
  3. The whinnying of a horse, or a similar sound
This cry; a whinny
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  1. This cry; a whinny
  2. The cry of a horse.
  3. The long, high-pitched sound made by a horse.
The loud, harsh cry of a donkey.
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  1. The loud, harsh cry of a donkey.
  2. The loud, harsh cry of a donkey, or a sound like this
  3. A sound resembling that of a donkey:
(Brit., Slang) One pound sterling
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  1. (Brit., Slang) One pound sterling
  2. A soft neighing sound characteristic of a horse.
An object-oriented MUD.
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  1. An object-oriented MUD.
  2. The lowing of a cow or a similar sound.
  3. The characteristic vocal sound made by a cow; lowing sound
Any sound or utterance like this
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  1. Any sound or utterance like this
  2. The characteristic cry of a goat or sheep.
  3. A sound similar to this cry.
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  1. One who chats
  2. The sharp, rapid sounds made by some birds and animals.
  3. A series of quick rattling or clicking sounds.
A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea:
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  1. A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea:
  2. A section or compartment, as in a service station, barn, or aircraft, that is set off for a specific purpose:
  3. Sick bay
The sound of clucking
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  1. The sound of clucking
  2. The characteristic sound made by a hen when brooding or calling its chicks.
  3. A sound similar to this.
Any of a genus (Corvus) of large, nonmigratory corvids with glossy black plumage and a typical harsh call, including the raven, rook, and jackdaw
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  1. Any of a genus (Corvus) of large, nonmigratory corvids with glossy black plumage and a typical harsh call, including the raven, rook, and jackdaw
  2. Any of several large glossy black birds of the genus Corvus, having a characteristic raucous call, especially C. brachyrhynchos of North America.
  3. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting an area of the northern Great Plains between the Platte and Yellowstone Rivers, now located in southeast Montana. The Crow became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating west from the Missouri River in North Dakota in the 18th century.
A complaint uttered in a sustained, high-pitched tone:
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  1. A complaint uttered in a sustained, high-pitched tone:
  2. The act or sound of whining
  3. A whining sound:
A long tube of clay, concrete, metal, plastic, etc., for conveying water, gas, oil, etc. or for use in construction
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  1. A long tube of clay, concrete, metal, plastic, etc., for conveying water, gas, oil, etc. or for use in construction
  2. A hollow cylinder or cone, as of reed, straw, wood, or metal, in which air vibrates to produce a musical sound, as in an organ or wind instrument
  3. One of the vertical veins of eruptive origin in which diamonds are found in South Africa.
A sound so produced
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  1. A sound so produced
  2. (Phonet.) A rapid vibration of the tongue or uvula, as in pronouncing the sounds represented by r in some languages
  3. (Linguistics) A rapid vibration of one speech organ against another, as of the tongue against the alveolar ridge in Spanish rr.
The light chirping sound made by certain birds.
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  1. The light chirping sound made by certain birds.
  2. A similar sound, especially light, tremulous speech or laughter.
  3. The sound of a succession of chirps as uttered by birds.
The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle.
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  1. The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle.
  2. A message posted on Twitter. Tweets are limited to 140 characters.
  3. The thin, chirping sound of a small bird
A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
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  1. A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
  2. Any person who pretends to have knowledge or skill in a particular field; charlatan
  3. The characteristic sound uttered by a duck.
A device that makes such sounds
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  1. A device that makes such sounds
  2. Something that makes a clacking sound.
  3. A sudden, sharp sound
The act or sound of cackling.
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  1. The act or sound of cackling.
  2. A laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose.
  3. The cry of a hen or goose, especially when laying an egg
The harsh, strident cry of a crow or raven
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  1. The harsh, strident cry of a crow or raven
  2. The hoarse raucous sound that is characteristic of a crow or similar bird.
The roar of a large animal, such as a bull.
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  1. The roar of a large animal, such as a bull.
  2. A very loud utterance or other sound.
A device for making whistling sounds by means of forced air or steam:
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  1. A device for making whistling sounds by means of forced air or steam:
  2. A sound produced by a whistling device or by whistling through the lips.
  3. A small wind instrument for making whistling sounds by means of the breath.
The guttural, chortling sound of a male turkey.
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  1. The guttural, chortling sound of a male turkey.
  2. The characteristic throaty sound made by a male turkey
A high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc.
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  1. A high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc.
  2. An expression of disapproval, contempt, or dissatisfaction conveyed by use of this sound.
  3. A sharp sibilant sound similar to a sustained s.
The act or sound of growling
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  1. The act or sound of growling
  2. The low, guttural, menacing sound made by an animal:
  3. (Jazz) A low, rough, husky, often muted sound produced on a trumpet, trombone, etc.
A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
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  1. A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
  2. A loud, deep, rumbling sound, as of a lion or bull, a person in pain, a cheering crowd, etc.
  3. The loud deep cry of a wild animal, especially a lion or other wild cat.
A loud, piercing cry or sound
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  1. A loud, piercing cry or sound
  2. A shrill, often frantic cry.
The act of lamenting; outward expression of grief; esp., a weeping or wailing
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  1. The act of lamenting; outward expression of grief; esp., a weeping or wailing
  2. A lament.
A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning.
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  1. A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning.
  2. A feeling or expression of grief; a lamentation.
  3. A literary or musical composition, as an elegy or dirge, mourning some death or calamity
The act of one who or that which weeps
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  1. The act of one who or that which weeps
  2. Action of the verb to weep.
The act of one who bewails something.
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  1. The act of one who bewails something.
A loud drawn out scream and howl.
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An outcry; bellow
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  1. An outcry; bellow
  2. A loud, bellowing cry; a wail.
  3. A noisy weeping
The act of feeling sorrow.
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  1. The act of feeling sorrow.
Black clothes, drapery, etc. worn or displayed as a conventional sign of grief for the dead
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  1. Black clothes, drapery, etc. worn or displayed as a conventional sign of grief for the dead
  2. The actions or feelings of one who mourns; specif., the expression of grief at someone's death
  3. The period during which a death is mourned.
The sound of one who whimpers; a whimper; a feeble complaint.
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  1. The sound of one who whimpers; a whimper; a feeble complaint.
A complaint or grievance
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  1. A complaint or grievance
  2. An utterance of grief or sorrow; a lamentation.
  3. (Old Poet.) Lamentation; lament
To emit or run with drops of liquid:
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  1. To emit or run with drops of liquid:
  2. To express grief or anguish for; lament:
  3. To manifest or give expression to a strong emotion, usually grief or sorrow, by crying, wailing, or, esp., shedding tears
To put or bring (oneself) into a specified condition by sobbing:
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  1. To put or bring (oneself) into a specified condition by sobbing:
  2. To weep aloud with convulsive gasping; cry uncontrollably.
  3. To bring (oneself) into a given state, esp. sleep, by sobbing
(Obsolete) To choose; to select.
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  1. (Obsolete) To choose; to select.
  2. To cry out in mourning or lamentation
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine.
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  1. To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine.
  2. To utter or say with a whimper
  3. To complain.
To cry and sniffle
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  1. To cry and sniffle
  2. To fret or complain in a whining, tearful manner
  3. To complain or whine tearfully.
To utter while crying and sobbing.
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  1. To utter while crying and sobbing.
  2. To weep loudly, like a child
  3. To say while blubbering
To say with a moan
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  1. To say with a moan
  2. To complain, lament, or grieve:
  3. To complain, lament, grieve, etc.
To cry or wail loudly, as in pain, sorrow, or anger.
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  1. To cry or wail loudly, as in pain, sorrow, or anger.
  2. To utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
  3. To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
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  1. To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
  2. To wail in lamentation, especially for the dead.
  3. (Intransitive) To utter a keen.
To weep and wail loudly
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  1. To weep and wail loudly
  2. To shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell
  3. To cry or sob loudly; wail.
To storm briefly; blow a squall
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  1. To storm briefly; blow a squall
  2. To scream or cry loudly and harshly.
  3. A brief, sudden, violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow. A squall is said to occur if a wind having a sustained speed of 40 km (25 mi) per hour lasts at least 1 minute and then decreases rapidly.
To grieve audibly; wail.
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  1. To grieve audibly; wail.
  2. To regret deeply; deplore:
  3. To feel deep sorrow or express it as by weeping or wailing; mourn; grieve
To cry over; lament:
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  1. To cry over; lament:
  2. To wail over; to feel or express deep sorrow for
  3. To wail over or complain about; lament; mourn
To moan about or deplore (a loss, grief, etc.); lament
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  1. To moan about or deplore (a loss, grief, etc.); lament
  2. To express disapproval of or regret for; deplore:
  3. To complain about; to be dismayed or worried about something
To make a prolonged, high-pitched sound like this
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  1. To make a prolonged, high-pitched sound like this
  2. To produce a sustained, high-pitched, plaintive sound, as in pain, fear, or complaint.
  3. To complain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion:
To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge; file a complaint.
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  1. To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge; file a complaint.
  2. To find fault; declare annoyance
  3. To claim or express pain, displeasure, etc.
To regret; bemoan.
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  1. To regret; bemoan.
  2. To regard as unfortunate or wretched
  3. To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn:
To feel or show sorrow; grieve
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  1. To feel or show sorrow; grieve
To experience or express grief.
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  1. To experience or express grief.
  2. To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
  3. To cause to feel grief; afflict with deep, acute sorrow or distress
To become eaten, corroded, worn, frayed, etc.
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  1. To become eaten, corroded, worn, frayed, etc.
  2. To be worn or eaten away; become corroded.
  3. To ornament with a fret
To utter with a groan or groans
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  1. To utter with a groan or groans
  2. To make a creaking or grating sound, as from great strain
  3. To voice a deep, inarticulate sound, as of pain, grief, or displeasure.
To have a noisy argument.
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  1. To have a noisy argument.
  2. To cry or screech like a cat in heat.
  3. To make a shrill, howling sound like that of a cat at rutting time; screech; wail
(Idiomatic) to suddenly start weeping
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  1. (Idiomatic) to suddenly start weeping
To howl or hoot
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  1. To howl or hoot
  2. To wail or lament loudly
  3. To howl, wail, or lament loudly, especially by alternating rapidly between two high-pitched sounds.
To cry weakly; whimper.
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  1. To cry weakly; whimper.
  2. To cry weakly, like a baby; whimper or whine
  3. To cry weakly with a soft, high-pitched sound; to whimper; to whine.
To whine; whimper.
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  1. To whine; whimper.
  2. To whimper or whine, as a sick or fretful child does
  3. To whimper or to whine.
To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose.
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  1. To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose.
  2. To sniff repeatedly, as in checking mucus running from the nose
  3. (Intransitive) To make a whimpering or sniffing sound when breathing because of a runny nose.
(Intransitive) to fail, to cease to function
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  1. (Intransitive) to fail, to cease to function
  2. (Ergative, figuratively) to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
  3. (Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
(Idiomatic) To moan.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To moan.
  2. To weep for an elongated time, or in an excessive manner.
(Informal) To weep noisily
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  1. (Informal) To weep noisily
  2. (Intransitive) To cry, weep.
To talk volubly and often loudly.
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  1. To talk volubly and often loudly.
  2. To utter or say loudly or in a complaining tone.
  3. To whine, whimper, or complain
(Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
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  1. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
  2. To say with or utter a shout.
  3. To utter a shout; cry out loudly
To laugh loudly or hysterically
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  1. To laugh loudly or hysterically
  2. To utter or say in a screaming voice or in an excited or fearful manner:
  3. To utter with or as with a scream or screams
To utter loudly or powerfully
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  1. To utter loudly or powerfully
  2. To roar with a powerful, reverberating sound, as a bull does
  3. To utter in a loud, powerful voice.
To utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
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  1. To utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
  2. To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound.
  3. To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
To utter a bark.
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  1. To utter a bark.
  2. To remove bark from (a tree or log).
  3. The protective outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees and other woody plants. Bark includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium. In older trees, bark is usually divided into inner bark, consisting of living phloem, and outer bark, consisting of the periderm (the phelloderm, cork cambium, and cork) and all the tissues outside it. The outer bark is mainly dead tissue that protects the tree from heat, cold, insects, and other dangers. The appearance of bark varies according to the manner in which the periderm forms, as in broken layers or smoother rings. Bark also has lenticels, porous corky areas that allow for the exchange of water vapor and gases with the interior living tissues.
To utter the characteristic cry of an owl.
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  1. To utter the characteristic cry of an owl.
  2. To shout down or drive off with jeering cries:
  3. To utter its characteristic hollow sound
To have a startling effect; leave a vivid impression
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  1. To have a startling effect; leave a vivid impression
  2. To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear.
  3. To utter or say in a screaming voice or in an excited or fearful manner:
To utter with a screech
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  1. To utter with a screech
  2. To make a sound suggestive of a screech:
  3. To cry out in a high-pitched, strident voice.
To utter a harsh scream; screech.
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  1. To utter a harsh scream; screech.
  2. (Informal) To complain or protest, esp. in a loud or raucous voice
  3. To utter a loud, harsh cry, as a parrot or chicken does
To give forth a short, shrill cry or sound.
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  1. To give forth a short, shrill cry or sound.
  2. To speak or sound in a high-pitched manner.
  3. (Intransitive, informal) To win or progress by a narrow margin.
To cry out sharply, as in pain
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  1. To cry out sharply, as in pain
  2. To utter a short, sharp bark or cry:
  3. To utter an abrupt, high-pitched noise.
To bark sharply or shrilly; yelp.
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  1. To bark sharply or shrilly; yelp.
  2. (Intransitive) Of a small dog, to bark.
  3. An island group and state of the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Part of a Japanese mandate after 1920, it fell to US forces in 1945. Yap is noted for the large stone disks traditionally used as money by the native population.
To make a sound like this, as in annoyance, contempt, effort, etc.
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  1. To make a sound like this, as in annoyance, contempt, effort, etc.
  2. To utter a sound similar to a grunt, as in disgust.
  3. To utter or express with a deep guttural sound:
To put, bring, or force into a specified state by roaring:
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  1. To put, bring, or force into a specified state by roaring:
  2. To utter in or express with a loud, deep sound
  3. To move while making a loud noise:
To utter a shriek.
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  1. To utter a shriek.
  2. To make a loud, sharp, piercing cry or sound, as certain animals, or a person in terror, pain, or laughter; screech
To make the crying sound of a cat.
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  1. To make the crying sound of a cat.
(Intransitive, of a horse) To make a gentle neigh.
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  1. (Intransitive, of a horse) To make a gentle neigh.
  2. To neigh in a low, gentle, contented way
  3. To neigh, as a horse, especially in a gentle tone.
To make a sound similar to a horses' cry
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  1. To make a sound similar to a horses' cry
  2. To utter the loud, characteristic cry of a horse; whinny
  3. To utter the characteristic sound of a horse; whinny.
To spread thin, as ink
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  1. To spread thin, as ink
  2. To emit (an utterance or a sound) loudly and harshly.
  3. To spread (ink) thinly over a surface.
To neigh softly.
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  1. To neigh softly.
  2. To make a soft neighing sound characteristic of a horse.
  3. To utter a low whinnying sound
To make this sound; low
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  1. To make this sound; low
  2. To emit the deep, bellowing sound made by a cow; low.
To utter in a whining way.
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  1. To utter in a whining way.
  2. To say or express in a bleating voice
  3. To utter a sound similar to this cry, especially a whine.
To utter or give vent to with a snarl
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  1. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
  2. To growl fiercely, baring the teeth, as a threatening dog does
  3. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
To click together rapidly, as the teeth do when the lower jaw trembles from fright or cold
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  1. To click together rapidly, as the teeth do when the lower jaw trembles from fright or cold
  2. To utter a rapid series of short, inarticulate, speechlike sounds:
  3. To utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way:
To bark or howl in long, deep tones
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  1. To bark or howl in long, deep tones
  2. A body of water partially enclosed by land but having a wide outlet to the sea. A bay is usually smaller than a gulf.
  3. To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
To make a low, sharp, clicking sound, as that of a hen calling her chicks
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  1. To make a low, sharp, clicking sound, as that of a hen calling her chicks
  2. To utter with such a sound
  3. To call by making the characteristic sound of a hen or a similar sound.
To make a sound expressive of well-being or pleasure, as a baby does
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  1. To make a sound expressive of well-being or pleasure, as a baby does
  2. To exult over an accomplishment or piece of good fortune; boast.
  3. To utter the shrill cry characteristic of a rooster.
To complain or beg in a childishly undignified way, as with a whine
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  1. To complain or beg in a childishly undignified way, as with a whine
  2. To complain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion:
  3. To utter a peevish, high-pitched, somewhat nasal sound, as in complaint, distress, or fear
(Slang) To turn informer; betray an accomplice or secret.
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  1. (Slang) To turn informer; betray an accomplice or secret.
  2. To scream by making a shrill, prolonged sound.
  3. To give forth a loud shrill cry or sound.
(Intransitive) Utter a yowl.
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  1. (Intransitive) Utter a yowl.
  2. To say or utter with a yowl.
  3. To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.
To convey (water, gas, oil, etc.) by means of pipes
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  1. To convey (water, gas, oil, etc.) by means of pipes
  2. To receive aboard or mark the departure of by sounding a boatswain's pipe.
  3. (Naut.) To signal a ship's crew by sounding a boatswain's pipe
To produce or give forth a trill.
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  1. To produce or give forth a trill.
  2. To sound, speak, or play with a trill
  3. To articulate (a sound) with a trill.
To speak gently and lovingly
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  1. To speak gently and lovingly
  2. To express or utter with soft murmuring sounds.
  3. To utter the murmuring sound of a dove or pigeon or a sound resembling it.
To move, pass, go, etc. with a high, shrill sound, as the wind
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  1. To move, pass, go, etc. with a high, shrill sound, as the wind
  2. To produce a high-pitched sound when moving swiftly through the air:
  3. To produce a clear, shrill, sharp musical sound by passing air over or through an opening:
To make this sound
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  1. To make this sound
  2. To utter such a hoarse raucous sound.
To utter in a loud, powerful voice.
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  1. To utter in a loud, powerful voice.
  2. To shout in a deep voice.
  3. To roar with a powerful, reverberating sound, as a bull does
To practice or commit quackery.
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  1. To practice or commit quackery.
  2. To utter the characteristic sound or cry of a duck, or a sound like it
  3. To utter the characteristic sound of a duck.
To talk fast, foolishly, etc.; chatter
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  1. To talk fast, foolishly, etc.; chatter
  2. To make a sudden, sharp sound, as by striking two hard substances together
  3. To chatter thoughtlessly or at length.
To talk rapidly and incoherently; jabber; chatter
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  1. To talk rapidly and incoherently; jabber; chatter
  2. To utter rapid, meaningless sounds, as a goose does
  3. To talk fast, idly, foolishly, or without meaning.
To make a sound like that of a prolonged s, as of a goose or snake when provoked or alarmed, or of escaping steam, air, etc.
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  1. To make a sound like that of a prolonged s, as of a goose or snake when provoked or alarmed, or of escaping steam, air, etc.
  2. To force or drive by hissing
  3. To utter with a hissing sound.
To speak in an angry or surly manner.
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  1. To speak in an angry or surly manner.
  2. To emit a low guttural sound or utterance.
  3. To rumble, as thunder, cannons, etc.
To talk dismally; foretell evil or misfortune; grumble
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  1. To talk dismally; foretell evil or misfortune; grumble
  2. To utter in a low hoarse sound.
  3. To speak in deep, hoarse tones
To utter in cackles:
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  1. To utter in cackles:
  2. To laugh or talk in a shrill manner.
  3. (Intransitive) To laugh with a broken sound similar to a hen's cry.
To talk in a rapid, tremulous manner expressive of agitation, timidity, etc.; chatter
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  1. To talk in a rapid, tremulous manner expressive of agitation, timidity, etc.; chatter
  2. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
  3. (Neologism, Internet) To use the microblogging service Twitter.
(Intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds.
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  1. (Intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds.
  2. To write a tweet on Twitter.
  3. To utter a weak chirping sound.
To shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell
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  1. To shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell
  2. To weep and wail loudly
  3. To cry or sob loudly; wail.
To weep loudly, like a child
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  1. To weep loudly, like a child
  2. To utter while crying and sobbing.
  3. To sob noisily.
To drive or effect by howling
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  1. To drive or effect by howling
  2. To utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
  3. To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
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  1. To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
  2. To wail in lamentation, especially for the dead.
  3. (Intransitive) To utter a keen.
To weep aloud with a catch or break in the voice and short, gasping breaths
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  1. To weep aloud with a catch or break in the voice and short, gasping breaths
  2. To bring (oneself) into a given state, esp. sleep, by sobbing
  3. To weep aloud with convulsive gasping; cry uncontrollably.
(Obsolete) To choose; to select.
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  1. (Obsolete) To choose; to select.
  2. To cry out in mourning or lamentation
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To weep for; lament; bewail; mourn
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  1. To weep for; lament; bewail; mourn
  2. To emit or run with drops of liquid:
  3. To manifest or give expression to a strong emotion, usually grief or sorrow, by crying, wailing, or, esp., shedding tears
(Intransitive) Utter a yowl.
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  1. (Intransitive) Utter a yowl.
  2. To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.
  3. To say or utter with a yowl.
(Intransitive) To display emotion.
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  1. (Intransitive) To display emotion.
  2. (Intransitive) to speak emotionally or suddenly
  3. (Intransitive, literally) To appear suddenly.
To eject or discharge abruptly, especially to discharge (semen) in orgasm.
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  1. To eject or discharge abruptly, especially to discharge (semen) in orgasm.
  2. To utter suddenly and vehemently; exclaim
  3. To eject a body fluid, especially semen.
To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion:
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  1. To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion:
  2. To express or utter (something) suddenly or vehemently:
  3. To cry out; speak or say suddenly and vehemently, as in surprise, anger, etc.
To utter in a loud, vehement voice.
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  1. To utter in a loud, vehement voice.
  2. To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
  3. To shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell
To cry out loudly, as in anger or pain
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  1. To cry out loudly, as in anger or pain
  2. To utter in a loud, powerful voice.
  3. To roar with a powerful, reverberating sound, as a bull does
To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
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  1. To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
  2. To speak or conduct oneself in a noisy, swaggering, or bullying manner
  3. To say noisily and aggressively
To designate; label:
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  1. To designate; label:
  2. To force the sale of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a call option.
  3. To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee:
To influence or force by clamoring:
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  1. To influence or force by clamoring:
  2. To make insistent demands or complaints:
  3. To express with, or bring about by, clamor
(Hunting) To urge on (hounds) by shouting or calling “halloo”
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  1. (Hunting) To urge on (hounds) by shouting or calling “halloo”
  2. To shout or call out in order to attract the attention of (a person)
  3. To call or shout to; to hail.
(Informal) To complain.
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  1. (Informal) To complain.
  2. (Informal) To shout or yell
  3. To shout out (words or phrases).
To breathe with a rasping sound. Used of a horse.
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  1. To breathe with a rasping sound. Used of a horse.
  2. To put, bring, or force into a specified state by roaring:
  3. To talk or laugh loudly and boisterously
To utter a shout; cry out loudly
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  1. To utter a shout; cry out loudly
  2. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
  3. To say with or utter a shout.
To utter or shout loudly or vehemently; bawl; clamor
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  1. To utter or shout loudly or vehemently; bawl; clamor
  2. To utter (something) or cry out loudly and vehemently, especially in protest.
To utter a loud shout or cry.
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  1. To utter a loud shout or cry.
  2. To chase, call, urge on, or drive with a whoop:
  3. To drive, urge on, chase, bring about, etc. with whoops