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

"get out of sth" in British English

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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.

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

"get out (of sth)" in Business English

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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)