cry for = demand right now, ask for something urgently
- People all over the world cry for freedom.
- He cried for mercy.
- We all cry for love.
- Somebody is crying for help. Can you hear it?
- After the war people cried for peace and justice.
- The country is crying for a new system of health care.
- The country is crying for jobs.
- The country is crying for better economic policies.