cry out for

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Related to cry out for: follow suit, call on, catch a glimpse, bring down, set forth, sort out, stave off, holding up

cry out for someone or something

1. to shout praise or encouragement for someone or something. Everyone in the street cried out for the mayor to make an appearance.
2. to shout out demands for someone or something. The children cried out for ice cream. The mob was crying out for justice when they heard the unpopular sentences of the judge.
See also: cry, out

cry out for something

to need something badly The conflict cries out for international action to resolve it.
See also: cry, out