Of Scottish colloquialism
, to roar
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'.