To cry quits
Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster]

All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep. [1913 Webster]

3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc. [1913 Webster]

Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage. [1913 Webster]

I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath. --Judd. [1913 Webster]

{To cry aim}. See under {Aim}.

{To cry down}, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to condemn. [1913 Webster]

Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it. --Tillotson.

{To cry out}, to proclaim; to shout. ``Your gesture cries it out.'' --Shak.

{To cry quits}, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a contest.

{To cry up}, to enhance the value or reputation of by public and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently. [1913 Webster]


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  • To cry aim — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry down — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry out — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry up — Cry Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cry quits — phrasal : to call matters even (as in a contest) : propose truce : quit : leave off kept up the applause after the majority had cried quits New York Times * * * cry quits To declare a thing even • • • Main Entry: ↑cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cry — Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. [1913 Webster] All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I ll speak. Shak. [1913 Webster] The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life! Bunyan. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quits — /kwits/, adj. 1. on equal terms by repayment or retaliation. 2. call it quits, a. to end one s activity, esp. temporarily: At 10 o clock I decided to call it quits for the day. b. to abandon an effort. 3. cry quits, to agree to end competition… …   Universalium

  • quits — [kwits] adj. [ME, prob. contr. < ML quittus, var. of quietus: see QUIETUS] on even terms, as by discharge of a debt, retaliation in vengeance, etc. ☆ call it quits Informal 1. to stop working, playing, etc. 2. to stop being friendly or… …   English World dictionary

  • quits — predic.adj. on even terms by retaliation or repayment (then we ll be quits). Phrases and idioms: call it (or cry) quits acknowledge that things are now even; agree not to proceed further in a quarrel etc. Etymology: perh. colloq. abbr. of med.L… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come to terms — Synonyms and related words: abandon, acknowledge defeat, agree, agree on, agree to, agree with, bargain for, be a bargain, be a deal, be a go, be on, beg a truce, capitulate, cede, come around to, come round, come together, covenant, cry pax, cry …   Moby Thesaurus

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