cry off

verb
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of cry off

chiefly British : to beg off
: to call off (something, such as a bargain)

Examples of cry off in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of cry off

1775

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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