verb (past and past participle wept /wept/)[no object]
- 1Shed tears: a grieving mother wept over the body of her daughter [with object]: he wept bitter tears at her crueltyMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2Exude liquid: she rubbed one of the sores, making it weepMore example sentences
- 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.
noun[in singular] Back to top
- A fit or spell of shedding tears.More example sentences
- 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.