Learning phrasal verbs like this one will help make your English sound more natural and give you an edge on English exams, like the TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS.
What does the phrasal verb GET OUT OF mean?
the phrasal verb Get out of means to avoid or escape from a responsibility or obligation. We use “get out of” when we try to avoid doing something.
Here are some examples using get out of with this meaning:
- Lisa tried to get out of attending the meeting by claiming she had another commitment.
- Mark couldn’t get out of doing the presentation, even though he was nervous.
- Emily managed to get out of doing overtime by finishing her work efficiently.
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