beg off

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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.

decline (i.e. an invitation); back out
ask for permission to be released from an engagement
beg off

    Turkish pronunciation

    beg ôf


    cry off


    /ˈbeg ˈôf/ /ˈbɛɡ ˈɔːf/


    [ 'beg ] (verb.) 13th century. beg + off