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  1. cry ( or say or yell) uncle surrender or admit defeat. North American informal 1989 Guy Vanderhaeghe Homesick Beat him six ways to Sunday and he still would never cry uncle or allow that there was an outside chance of his ever being wrong. See also: cry, uncle Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017 cry/say ˈuncle

  2. Oct 02, 2013 · cry uncle 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 Flag Get the cry uncle mug. More random definitions

  3. This phrase originated about 1900 as an imperative among school-children who would say, “Cry uncle when you've had enough (of a beating).” By the mid-1900s it was being used figuratively, as in the examples. QUIZ QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”! Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!

  4. Aug 02, 2011 · cry uncle cry wolf - Next → Definition of cry uncle cry uncle verb to beg for mercy. I'm going to make my examination cry uncle. Last edited on Aug 02 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 02 2011 . + Add a definition for this slang term Slang terms with the same meaning None found.

  5. un·cle (ŭng′kəl) n. 1. a. The brother of one's mother or father. b. The husband of a sibling of one's mother or father. 2. Used as a form of address for an older man, especially by children. 3. A kindly counselor. 4. Slang A pawnbroker. 5. Uncle Uncle Sam. Idiom: cry/say uncle Informal

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