Of Scottish colloquialism, to roar and greet is to be very upset. To the point of tears.

"What dae ye think tae that, Tam? I ken that the cat is deed, like, but she's been roarin' and greetin' all mornin'. Gets right on ma tits, ah'm tellin' ye."

A popular phrase around the worlds of Billy Connolly and Irvine Welsh and, indeed, anybody in Scotland. Spoken in the past tense as 'roared and gret'.