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synonyms for cry uncle

  • break
  • cave in
  • give up
  • give way
  • put one's tail between one's legs
  • say uncle
  • surrender
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How to use cry uncle in a sentence

Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
At Felipe's cry, the women waiting in the hall hurried in, wailing aloud as their first glance showed them all was over.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I could have sworn I heard a cry, and one of my men spoke in a tone that assured me my imagination had not been playing a trick.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A sob rose in her throat, and broke from her lips transformed into a trembling, sharp, glad cry.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
“It means, my dear, that the Dragoons and the 60th will have to teach these impudent rebels a much-needed lesson,” said her uncle.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Out gets Uncle David, looking brown and healthy after his northern excursion.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Uncle David nodded, and waved his hand, as on entering the door he gave them a farewell smile over his shoulder.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
So it was all arranged, and Lawrence went to see his uncle and tell him of his new position on Blair's staff.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CRY UNCLE

  • accept
  • acquiesce
  • admit
  • allow
  • assent
  • be game for
  • cave in
  • comply
  • concede
  • concur
  • cooperate
  • cry uncle
  • endorse
  • enter into
  • fold
  • give the go-ahead
  • give the green light
  • go along with
  • grant
  • let
  • okay
  • permit
  • play ball
  • roll over and play dead
  • subscribe
  • throw in the towel
  • yield
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