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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysit out
he/she/itsits out
present participlesitting out
past tensesat out
past participlesat out
  1. 1
    to stop doing something for a period of time
    I’m tired, so I think I’ll sit out the next dance.
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  2. 2
    to stay until the end of something, especially something unpleasant
    I know it’s boring, but we’re just going to have to sit it out.
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