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weep

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[ weep ]
/ wip /
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verb (used without object), wept [wept], /wɛpt/, weep·ing [wee-ping]. /ˈwi pɪŋ/.

verb (used with object), wept [wept], /wɛpt/, weep·ing [wee-ping]. /ˈwi pɪŋ/.

noun

weeping, or a fit of weeping.
the exudation of water or liquid.

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Origin of weep

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First recorded before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wēpan “to wail”; cognate with Gothic wōpjan “to call,” Old Norse æpa “to cry out”

Definition for weep (2 of 2)

weep2
[ weep ]
/ wip /

noun British Dialect.

the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, of Europe.

Origin of weep

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Imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for weep

weep
/ (wiːp) /

verb weeps, weeping or wept

to shed (tears) as an expression of grief or unhappiness
(tr foll by out) to utter, shedding tears
(when intr, foll by for) to mourn or lament (for something)
to exude (drops of liquid)
(intr) (of a wound, etc) to exude a watery or serous fluid

noun

a spell of weeping

Word Origin for weep

Old English wēpan; related to Gothic wōpjan, Old High German wuofan, Old Slavonic vabiti to call
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