get out of (something)
Definition of get out of (something)
1 : to avoid doing (something) I didn't want to go to the lecture, but I couldn't get out of it. He tried to get out of doing his homework.
2 : to stop having (a habit) I used to exercise every day, but I got out of the habit.
3 : to stop being in or involved in (something) The company has decided to get out of the computer business.
Word by Word Definitions
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a bill of divorce
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to identify as being a closet homosexual
: used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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