beg off

verb

Definition of beg off

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to ask to be excused from something

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to ask or gain permission to be excused from begged off attending the party

beg–off

play \ˈbeg-ˌȯf\ noun

1788

First Known Use of beg off

1788

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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