crying need


crying need
   When there is a great lack of something which is urgently needed, there is a crying need for it.
   

Hospitals claim that there is a crying need for nurses.


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  • a crying need — a very obvious need : a serious and important need There s a crying need for reform in this city. • • • Main Entry: ↑crying …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) crying need for something — a crying need for something phrase an urgent need for something There’s a crying need for more investment in the health service. Thesaurus: feelings of want and desiresynonym Main entry: crying …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) crying need (for something) — a crying ˈneed (for sth) idiom a great and urgent need for sth • There is a crying need for more funds. Main entry: ↑cryingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • a crying need for something — an urgent need for something There s a crying need for more investment in the health service …   English dictionary

  • crying — [krī′iŋ] adj. 1. that cries 2. demanding immediate notice or remedy [a crying need] for crying out loud Slang an exclamation of annoyance or surprise …   English World dictionary

  • need — I n. 1) to create a need 2) to feel a need 3) to fill, meet, obviate a need 4) to satisfy a need 5) to minister to smb. s needs 6) an acute, crying, desperate, dire, pressing, urgent need 7) a basic, fundamental; biological; emotional,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • crying — cry|ing1 [ˈkraı ıŋ] adj 1.) it s a crying shame spoken used to say that something is very sad or upsetting ▪ It would be a crying shame if the village shop closed down. 2.) crying need for sth a serious need for something ▪ There is a crying need …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • need — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 situation where sth is needed/necessary ADJECTIVE ▪ big (esp. AmE), considerable (esp. BrE), great, strong ▪ There is a great need for English language classes. ▪ special …   Collocations dictionary

  • crying — [[t]kra͟ɪɪŋ[/t]] 1) PHRASE: v link PHR, PHR n If you say that there is a crying need for something, you mean that there is a very great need for it. There is a crying need for more magistrates from the ethnic minority communities. Syn: pressing… …   English dictionary

  • crying — adjective 1 a crying need for sth a serious need for something: There is a crying need for improvements to our public transport system. 2 it s a crying shame spoken used to say you are angry and upset about something: It s a crying shame the way… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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