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To decline to participate; particularly, to decline to dance.

I don't like this song and I'm really tired, so I think I'll just sit it out.

Additional definitions for 'sit out':

sit outTo escape a hold while face-down by swinging one's legs around into the sitting position.
sit outTo lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
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