cry down

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to belittle; disparage

  2. to silence by making a greater noise: to cry down opposition

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How to use cry down in a sentence

  • When all was still, he would become a Valkyrie and cry down the chimney.

    Little Erik of Sweden | Madeline Brandeis
  • Sanga-moarta tore himself madly from the grasp of his comrades and ran with a wild cry down to the pool.

  • The wheels were beginning to grind reluctantly when a cry down the track arrested his attention.

    The Little Brown Jug at Kildare | Meredith Nicholson
  • O charge not such untruths on God; and invent not falsehoods of his word, while you cry down man's inventions.

    A Christian Directory | Baxter Richard
  • It was about an hour after that we heard a voice cry down to us: "Cheer up, boys, all's well."

    Private Peat | Harold R. Peat