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get out of sth

phrasal verb with get uk   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 ​meetingtonight, I will.

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get out (of sth)

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ 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.
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