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Definition of "sit out" []

  • To decline to participate; particularly, to decline to dance. (verb)
  • To not participate. (verb)
  • To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails. (verb)
  • To escape a hold while face-down by swinging one's legs around into the sitting position. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sit out" in a sentence
  • "The Crusaders second-rower Hep Cahill will sit out the game against Hull KR on Saturday after being given a one-match ban for a late tackle on the Huddersfield stand-off Kevin Brown during his side's 40-12 defeat at The Shay."
  • "It was an indication big things were expected of Kings Row and that after its release I might be in a position to ask for more than they were offering me or sit out the old contract and become a free agent."
  • "The salad itself is made by hand, not pulled from a plastic bag, not thrown together ahead of time by the restaurants bottom-rung cook/apprentice and then left to sit out in the air until you happen by."