Definition of Beg off

1. Verb. Ask for permission to be released from an engagement.

Exact synonyms: Excuse
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Derivative terms: Excuse



Definition of Beg off

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beg Off

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Literary usage of Beg off

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1. Caesar's Gallic war: (Allen and Greenough's edition) by Julius Caesar, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge, Moses Grant Daniell (1904)
"... cf. deprecor], M., a mediator (to beg off something for somebody) : eo ... pray (with accessory notion of relief), beg, beg off, pray for pardon, ..."

2. Yale Lectures on Preaching: And Other Writings by Nathaniel Judson Burton, Richard E Burton (1888)
"Well, if I had not my routine established, I should beg off sometimes. ... So I incline to beg-off. And I not merely beg but I reason. ..."

3. The Epistles to Timothy and Titus by Alfred Edward Humphreys (1895)
"18, 'with one consent began to beg off;' Acts xxv. n, 'If I have committed anything worthy of death I do not beg off from death;' Heb. xii. ..."

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