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English definition of “get out of sth”

get out of sth

(AVOID) phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
B2 to avoid doing something that you do not want to do, especially by giving an excuse: I reckon her backache was just a way of getting out of the housework. [+ -ing verb] If I can get out of going to the meeting tonight I will.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of get out of sth (AVOID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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