Synonyms of 'cry off'
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cop out (slang)
If you say that someone is copping out, you mean they are avoiding doing something they should do.
He copped out of going at the last minute.
When groups of people such as troops withdraw or when someone withdraws them, they leave the place where they are fighting or where they are based and return nearer home.
Troops withdrew from the country last March.
Thesaurus for cry off from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you cry off , you tell someone that you cannot do something that you have agreed or arranged to do.