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Verb
To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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“I finally decided that I am not buying a traditional hat but will cop out and wear a fascinator.”
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Weasel out
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To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to
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axUS
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To swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt
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To express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive
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Express remorse, regret
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Depart to another place in search of quiet or privacy
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To give the reason for or cause of
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To proceed or move quickly
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To cause to remain behind
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The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification
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The action of evading something
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An explanation that frees one from fault or blame
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A false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason
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