absent (oneself) from (someone or something)

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absent (oneself) from (someone or something)

To avoid or stay away from someone or something. I had to absent myself from his presentation because the sight of him still makes me so angry. I didn't want to get a lecture about my grades, so I was quick to absent myself from Mom and Dad. We should really absent ourselves from the library before he sees us.
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absent oneself from someone or something

to remain away from or avoid someone or some place. Fred absented himself from the meeting, which he was certain would be boring.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He therefore made arrangements to absent himself from Tellson's for the first time in his life, and took his post by the window in the same room.