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English definition of “get out of sth”

get out of sth

phrasal verb with get
 
 
/ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
B2 to avoid doing something that you should do, often by giving an excuse: You're just trying to get out of doing the housework!Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
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