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English definition of “sit sth out”

sit sth out

(ACTIVITY) phrasal verb with sit     /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
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
(Definition of sit sth out (ACTIVITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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