sit out

sit out
verb
1. not participate in (an activity, such as a dance or a sports event) (Freq. 1)
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He sat out the game

Topics: ↑sport, ↑athletics
Hypernyms: ↑refrain, ↑forbear
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. endure to the end
Hypernyms:
digest, ↑endure, ↑stick out, ↑stomach, ↑bear, ↑stand, ↑tolerate, ↑support, ↑brook, ↑abide, ↑suffer, ↑put up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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sit out [phrasal verb]
sit out (something) or sit (something) out
1 : to stay in a place and wait for (something) to end

Though the movie was very boring, he sat it out to see how it ended.

2 : to not take part in (something)

She sat out several dances/practices.

You can start the game without me. I'm going to sit this one out.

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Main Entry:sit

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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