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English definition of “cry off”

cry off

informal
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with cry   /kraɪ/ us  
to decide not to do something that you have arranged to do: She usually says she'll be there and then cries off at the last minute.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
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