Definition of get out of in US English:

get out of

phrasal verb

  • Contrive to avoid or escape (a duty or responsibility)

    ‘they wanted to get out of paying’
    • ‘We went into business together once, but it didn't work out the way we hoped and we got out of it.’
    • ‘Every time they think they've got out of the contract, they get pulled back in again.’
    • ‘I don't remember what I said, but I made some excuse to get out of going.’
    evade, dodge, shirk, slide out of, avoid, escape, sidestep
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