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The act of forcing ones self to cry to garner sympathy or evoke a desired emotional response such as pity in another person.

Frequently used by females.
(1)When Jane had her disciplinary hearing she tried to get off the hook by turning on the water works.

(2)Bob: So Tony 'the surgeon' Sanseverino won't give you an extension on your payment?

Sam: Nope :)

Bob: Ok turn on the water works/
by Orinoco23 July 22, 2010
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