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cry off

verb

Definition of cry off

chiefly British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to beg off

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to call off (as a bargain)



Examples of cry off

  1. <their film deal had been abruptly cried off, and now the filmmakers were back to square one>



1775

First Known Use of cry off

1775


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