absent (oneself) from (some place)(redirected from absent (oneself) from)
absent (oneself) from (some place)
To leave a place, often to avoid something. If my ex-boyfriend does come, I'm going to absent myself from the party. Are those sirens? We should really absent ourselves from here before the cops show up! I didn't want to get a lecture about my grades, so I was quick to absent myself from the living room when I heard Mom and Dad pull up outside.
See also: absent
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