English [ edit ]
( sit out third-person singular simple present , sits out present participle , sitting out simple past and past participle ) sat out
( idiomatic ) To decline to participate; particularly, to decline to dance.
I don't like this tune, and I'm rather tired, so I think I'll just sit out.
I don't like this song and I'm really tired, so I think I'll just sit it out.
( idiomatic ) To not participate.
2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, in BBC Sport : 
England manager Roy Hodgson instantly restored Rooney after a two-match suspension in place of Andy Carroll with orders to make a belated mark on the campaign after sitting out the draw against France and victory against Sweden.
( nautical ) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
( wrestling ) To escape a hold while face down by swinging one's legs around into the sitting position.
( poker ) To be away from the table in the midst of an ongoing game, thus automatically placing one's forced bets and otherwise folding every hand when it is one's time to act.
Synonyms [ edit ]
( decline to participate ) : sit this one out, opt out
( lean to the windward side ) : , hike lean out
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