sit out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

  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.

See also main entry: sit