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cry

1. Hunting the baying of a pack of hounds hunting their quarry by scent
2. a pack of hounds
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He almost made it for the home game against Stoke City and was in the starting line-up selected by manager Dave Jones on Saturday, but had to cry off on the morning of the game feeling 'stiff and sore'.
Just a few flakes of the white stuff have to fall from the skies and the entire population seems to cry off school and head for the fields for a few hours of sledging, snowman building and hurling snowballs at elderly drivers.
With so many of the town's 'stars' making themselves unavailable, the Meltham player frequently finds himself making last-minute phone calls, when one or more people cry off.
But unlucky PATSY KENSIT, up for three gongs, had to cry off because of illness.
Half of Aberdeen's malingerers will cry off just so they can have a lie-in, while many from Edinburgh (25 per cent) will risk getting caught by hitting the shops.
The Reds had agreed he could join Stratford but, a couple of hours before last week's friendly, Field had to cry off because of work commitments.
Besson is ready to have Transporter 3 director Oliver Megaton shoot the film this year, but when Neeson tried to cry off he assembled a list of potential replacements and let the news leak out to the Ballymena-born star.