cry off


cried off; crying off; cries off

intransitive verb

chiefly British : to beg off

transitive verb

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

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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Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of cry off was in 1775

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Cite this Entry

“Cry off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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