cry/say uncle

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cry/say uncle

: to admit defeat : to surrender
  • He was forced to cry/say uncle.

Word by Word Definitions

cry play
  1. : to utter loudly : shout

  2. : beg, beseech

  3. : to proclaim publicly : advertise

  1. : an instance of crying: such as

  2. : an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain

  3. : outcry, clamor

  1. : cold : freezing

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as

uncle play
  1. : the brother of one's father or mother

  2. : the husband of one's aunt or uncle

  3. : one who helps, advises, or encourages


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