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  2. ( American English) admit that you have been beaten or defeated: They’re determined to make the President cry uncle in the budget debate.Originally, this comes from children’s games in which the child has to say the word ‘uncle’ to admit defeat. See also: cry, say, uncle Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017 cry /say uncle Informal

  3. Concede defeat, as in The Serbs want the Bosnians to cry uncle, or If you say uncle right now, I'll let you go first in the next game. This phrase originated about 1900 as an imperative among school-children who would say, “Cry uncle when you've had enough (of a beating).”

  4. n. 1. a brother of one's father or mother. 2. an aunt's husband. 3. a familiar title or term of address for any elderly man. 4. ( cap.) Uncle Sam. Idioms: say or cry uncle, to concede defeat. [1250–1300; < Old French < Latin avunculus mother's brother; akin to Old English èam uncle, Latin avus grandfather]

  5. Oct 02, 2013 · Cry Uncle is to ask for mercy or an act of surrender She was nagging his boyfriend until he cried uncle (cry uncle) Also similar to tapping in a fight when you are down by Younghusband October 2, 2013 Get the cry uncle mug. Advertise here for $5/day More random definitions

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