cry off

cried off; crying off; cries off

Definition of cry off

intransitive verb

chiefly British : to beg off

transitive verb

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

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Examples of cry off in a Sentence

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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“Cry off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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