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want out

 (of something)
1. to desire to get out of something or some place. I want out of this stuffy room. Where's the door? I want out.
2. Fig. to desire to be relieved of a responsibility. I want out of this responsibility. I don't have the time to do it right. This job is no good for me. I want out.
3. Fig. to want to remove oneself from some association or relationship. I want out. This relationship is stifling me.
See also: out, want

want out

v. Slang
1. To desire to leave: The cat wants out. I want out of this city.
2. To desire to leave a project, business, or other undertaking: The recruit wanted out after realizing how risky the venture was. I want out of this program.
3. To desire that someone or something leave a project, business, or other undertaking: The boss wanted those employees out after they messed up the project.
See also: out, want

want out

in. to want to remove oneself from some association or relationship. Ted had had as much as he could stand, and he wanted out.
See also: out, want