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weasel

2 verb
     
weasel2 past tense and past participle weaselled, present participle weaselling British English, past tense and past participle weaseled, present participle weaseling American English

weasel out

phrasal verb
informal to avoid doing something you should do by using clever or dishonest excuses
weasel out of
He's now in court trying to weasel out of $25 million in debts.

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