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get out of

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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget out of
he/she/itgets out of
present participlegetting out of
past tensegot out of
past participlegot out of
  1. 1
    get out of something to avoid doing something that you should do or that you said you would do

    I said I’d meet him, but now I want to get out of it.

    get out of doing something:

    Ruth always tries to get out of doing the washing up.

  2. 4
    get something out of someone to persuade someone to give you information or money

    See if you can get any details out of her.

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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