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English definition of “sit sth out”

sit sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with sit   /sɪt/ (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat) us  

(ACTIVITY)

to not take part in a physical activity such as a dance or a game, because you are tired or injured: I'm feeling rather tired, so I think I'll sit out the next dance.Sitting and standingRefusing and rejecting

(SITUATION)

to wait for an unpleasant situation or event to finish, without leaving or taking some other action: The government is prepared to sit out the strike rather than agree to union demands.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleWaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of sit sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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