weep / wēp/ • v. (past and past part. wept / wept/ ) [intr.] 1. shed tears: a grieving mother wept over the body of her daughter | [tr.] he wept bitter tears at her cruelty. ∎ utter or express with tears: [with direct speech] “No!” she wept. ∎ [tr.] archaic mourn for; shed tears over: a young widow weeping her lost lord.2. exude liquid: she rubbed one of the sores, making it weep.• n. [in sing.] a fit or spell of shedding tears.