cry for

cry for
need badly or desperately

This question cries out for an answer

Syn: ↑cry out for
necessitate, ↑ask, ↑postulate, ↑need, ↑require, ↑take, ↑involve, ↑call for, ↑demand
Verb Frames:

Something ——s something

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cry for [phrasal verb]
cry for (something) : to need or require (something) very much

This problem is crying for a solution.

The old house is crying for a new coat of paint.

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