What does "Give my child this toy in case he cries." mean?

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What does "Give my child this toy in case he cries." mean?

Give my child this toy if he cries. [American speaker]
Give my child this toy if he cries. [British speaker]
Give my child this toy to prevent him from crying. [American speaker]
Give my child this toy to prevent him from crying. [British speaker]

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  • Added: June 2004

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