make oneself scarce

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make oneself scarce (third-person singular simple present makes oneself scarce, present participle making oneself scarce, simple past and past participle made oneself scarce)

  1. (intransitive) To leave or stay away from a place, especially in order to avoid an encounter.
    Perhaps I should make myself scarce before he finds any more miserable tasks to assign to me.

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