get out of sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “get out of sth” in the English Dictionary

"get out of sth" in British English

See all translations

get out of sth

phrasal verb with get uk   /ɡet/ us   /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten
  • (AVOID)

B2 to avoid doing something that you do not want to do, especially by giving an excuse: I think 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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of get out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"get out (of sth)" in Business English

See all translations

get out (of sth)

phrasal verb with get uk   /ɡet/ us   verb -tt-, got, got, or US gotten
to avoid doing something that you do not want to do: If I can get out of going to the conference I will.
to stop doing an activity: I cut my losses and got out after a few months.
(Definition of get out (of sth) from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get out of sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“get out of sth” in British English

    “get out of sth” in Business English

      Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
      Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
      by ,
      May 25, 2016
      by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

      Read More 

      Word of the Day

      biodegrade

      to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

      Word of the Day

      decision fatigue noun
      decision fatigue noun
      May 30, 2016
      a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

      Read More