verb (past and past participle wept /wept/)[no object]
- The weary mother wept as the bus began its long journey back to her small village.
- He began to weep, the tears falling faster and faster from his eyes, running down his face.
- She heard her mother begin to weep softly as her father comforted her.
- They may weep, and eventually grow a crust or scab.
- I could understand how skin like this might weep or bleed on occasion.
- These blisters eventually burst to reveal small wet patches of red skin that may weep fluid.
- She still has little weeps to herself when she thinks about Donald but she's on the mend.
Old English wēpan (verb), of Germanic origin, probably imitative.
A Germanic word in origin, Old English wēpan is probably imitative of the sound of moaning and sobbing, although in modern use the verb indicates the more or less silent shedding of tears. Weep is now normally restricted to literary use.
Words that rhyme with weepasleep, beep, bleep, cheap, cheep, creep, deep, heap, Jeep, keep, leap, neap, neep, peep, reap, seep, sheep, skin-deep, sleep, steep, Streep, sweep, veep
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