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  • v. To recognize that one has been shown to be mistaken or outdone, especially by admitting that one has made a humiliating error.

Etymologies

First appeared in the 1870s in America in the form eat boiled crow. Unknown origin - but probably because the meat of the crow is very unappetizing. (Wiktionary)

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