cry down


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cry down

1. To deride or mistreat someone or something. If you want to keep your friends, don't cry down to people just because you're rich and famous now.
2. To overshadow or silence someone or something by making more noise than that person or thing. The dictator vowed to cry down the protests.
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cry down

v.
To belittle or disparage someone or something: The rowdy children cried down anyone who attempted to quiet them. The opposition cried us down at every opportunity.
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"I missed them so much I used to cry down the telephone.
You may also have also heard the same battle cry down the years from Catholic residents of Portadown in Northern Ireland, who hate the annual flaunting of power by the Loyalist Orange Order as they march past their homes from Drumcree church.
I ring one of my sisters or my mum and we have a good cry down the phone.