beg off


Definition of BEG OFF

intransitive verb
:  to ask to be excused from something
transitive verb
:  to ask or gain permission to be excused from <begged off attending the party>
beg–off \ˈbeg-ˌf\ noun

First Known Use of BEG OFF



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