eat crow

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of eat crow

US, informal
: to admit that one was wrong or accept that one has been defeated
  • He was forced to eat crow when the company fired him.

Word by Word Definitions

crow play
  1. : any of various large usually entirely glossy black passerine birds (family Corvidae and especially genus Corvus)

  2. : a member of an American Indian people of the region between the Platte and Yellowstone rivers

  3. : the language of the Crow people

  1. : to make the loud shrill sound characteristic of a cock

  2. : to utter a sound expressive of pleasure

  3. : to exult gloatingly especially over the distress of another

  1. : the cry of the cock

  2. : a triumphant cry


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