beg off

verb
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of beg off

: to ask to be excused from something
: to ask or gain permission to be excused from
  • begged off attending the party

beg-off

play \ˈbeg-ˌȯf\ noun

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1788

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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