(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.
- (nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
- (Amateur Wrestling Term) To escape a hold while face-down by swinging one's legs around into the sitting position.