sit sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sit sth out

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

sit sth out (ACTIVITY)

to not take ​part in a ​physicalactivity such as a ​dance or a ​game, because you are ​tired or ​injured: I'm ​feelingrathertired, so I ​think I'll ​sit out the next ​dance.

sit sth out (SITUATION)

to ​wait for an ​unpleasantsituation or ​event to ​finish, without ​leaving or taking some other ​action: The company's ​management is ​prepared to ​sit out the ​strikerather than ​agree to ​uniondemands.
(Definition of sit sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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