simple past tense and past participle of weep1.
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1 [weep]
verb (used without object), wept, weeping.
to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry: to weep for joy; to weep with rage.
to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: The old water tank was weeping at the seams.
to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore.
verb (used with object), wept, weeping.
to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow: He wept his dead brother.
to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping: to weep tears of gratitude.
to let fall or give forth in drops: trees weeping an odorous gum.
to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usually followed by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out; to weep oneself to sleep.
weeping, or a fit of weeping.
the exudation of water or liquid.

before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wēpan to wail; cognate with Gothic wōpjan to call, Old Norse æpa to cry out

1. sob; wail, lament. 4. bewail, bemoan, lament.

1. laugh, rejoice.
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weep (wiːp)
vb (foll by out) (when intr, foll by for) , weeps, weeping, wept
1.  to shed (tears) as an expression of grief or unhappiness
2.  to utter, shedding tears
3.  to mourn or lament (for something)
4.  to exude (drops of liquid)
5.  (intr) (of a wound, etc) to exude a watery or serous fluid
6.  a spell of weeping
[Old English wēpan; related to Gothic wōpjan, Old High German wuofan, Old Slavonic vabiti to call]

wept (wɛpt)
the past tense and past participle of weep

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Word Origin & History

O.E. wepan "shed tears, cry" (class VII strong verb; past tense weop, pp. wopen), from P.Gmc. *wopijanan (cf. O.N. op, O.H.G. wuof "shout, shouting, crying," O.S. wopian, Goth. wopjan "to shout, cry out, weep"). No certain cognates outside Gmc. Weepy first attested 1825. Weeping willow (cf. Fr. saule
pleureur, Ger. trauerweide) is recorded from 1731. The tree is native to Asia; the first brought to England were imported 1748, from the Euphrates. Replaced cypress as a funerary emblem.
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Example sentences
When he showed much unwillingness they all prostrated themselves before him,
  and wept bitterly.
Where the wounded have wept, but still needed the balm.
Lying face downward she wept and beat with her fists upon the pillow.
The next morning the devil came again, but she had wept on her hands, and they
  were quite clean.
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