beg off
verb Date: 1827 intransitive verb to ask to be excused from something transitive verb to ask or gain permission to be excused from <
begged off attending the party
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beg-off noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beg off — ► beg off withdraw from a promise or undertaking. Main Entry: ↑beg …   English terms dictionary

  • beg off — verb ask for permission to be released from an engagement • Syn: ↑excuse • Derivationally related forms: ↑excuse (for: ↑excuse) • Hypernyms: ↑request, ↑bespeak, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beg off — {v.} To ask to be excused. * /Father told Tom to rake the yard, but Tom tried to beg off./ * /Mrs. Crane accepted an invitation to a luncheon, but a headache made her beg off./ Compare: BACK OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beg off — {v.} To ask to be excused. * /Father told Tom to rake the yard, but Tom tried to beg off./ * /Mrs. Crane accepted an invitation to a luncheon, but a headache made her beg off./ Compare: BACK OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beg\ off — v To ask to be excused. Father told Tom to rake the yard, but Tom tried to beg off. Mrs. Crane accepted an invitation to a luncheon, but a headache made her beg off. Compare: back out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beg off — verb To avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone. I wonder if I can beg off going to the meeting that day, since it will take me an extra 2 hours out of my way. Syn: cry off …   Wiktionary

  • beg-off — noun see beg off …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beg off — ask to be excused from duty, get out of a task    Some people volunteer to work and then they beg off …   English idioms

  • beg off — withdraw from a promise or undertaking. → beg …   English new terms dictionary

  • beg off — Synonyms and related words: abandon, back out, be unmoved, be unwilling, cry off, decline, decline to accept, depart from, disagree, disallow, discard, disclaim, dissent, drop out, evacuate, forsake, go back on, hold out against, jettison, jilt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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