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get out of (1)

Meaning: If you get out of doing something that you don't want to do, you find a way to avoid doing it, such as by making up an excuse.

For example:

  • get out of sth My sister hates funerals, and she gets out of going to them by saying she's sick.

  • get out of doing sth If I can get out of working on the weekend, I'll go camping with my friends.

Quick Quiz:

I didn't want to go to the meeting, so I got out of it by
  1. saying I had a headache
  2. leaving as early as I could
  3. asking my friend to take me

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