cry out

This page is about the phrasal verb cry out.

Meaning: to scream or yell because of pain or fear

Synonym: yell, shout, scream

For example:

  • cry out The injured football player cried out in pain as he was being put on a stretcher.

  • cry out When I felt the spider's web wrap around my face in the dark, I cried out in fear.

Quick Quiz:

Danny was riding his bicycle when he suddenly cried out because he'd

a. seen his friend

b. felt like singing

c. felt pain in his foot

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