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  • cry\ out\ for — • cry (out) for v informal To need badly; be lacking in. It has not rained for two weeks and the garden is crying for it. The school is crying out for good teachers …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry out for — (something) to need something badly. The conflict cries out for international action to resolve it …   New idioms dictionary

  • cry out for — verb need badly or desperately (Freq. 1) This question cries out for an answer • Syn: ↑cry for • Hypernyms: ↑necessitate, ↑ask, ↑postulate, ↑need, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cry out for — phrasal verb [transitive, usually progressive] Word forms cry out for : present tense I/you/we/they cry out for he/she/it cries out for present participle crying out for past tense cried out for past participle cried out for cry out for something …   English dictionary

  • cry out for — PHRASAL VERB If you say that something cries out for a particular thing or action, you mean that it needs that thing or action very much. [V P P n] This is a disgraceful state of affairs and cries out for a thorough investigation …   English dictionary

  • cry out for — verb To say that a situation needs a thing, or a solution urgently. This state of affairs is crying out for an independent investigation …   Wiktionary

  • cry out for — need something badly, be lacking The new room that he built cries out for a new set of furniture …   Idioms and examples

  • cry out for — See: CRY FOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cry out for — See: CRY FOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cry out for — demand as a self evident requirement or solution: → cry …   English new terms dictionary

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