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opt out (of something)

To choose not to participate or be involved in something. I opted out of the guided tour, preferring to explore the city by myself. Students are free to opt out if they do not wish to be a part of the school performance.
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opt out (of something)

to choose not to be in something. If you do that, I'm going to have to opt out of the club. Then go ahead and opt out.
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opt out

Choose not to participate, as in Our school opted out of the state competition. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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opt out

v.
To choose not to participate in something: When she rented the car, she opted out of the extra insurance. Everyone on my baseball team is going to run in the marathon, but I opted out.
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Employees are not able to opt out of their rights to a rest break/period, and other case law suggests that employers should actively encourage employees to take breaks.
"When people opt out of direct marketing, organisations must stop sending it, no questions asked, until such time as the consumer gives their consent.
That, though, doesn't make it right, and not being able to opt out of a televised midweek FA Cup replay against League Two opposition - prices weren't reduced for the tie - has brought the situation to the fore.
PLANS by the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Government to opt out of 130 EU police and criminal justice measures will weaken the fight against crime and put the safety of Welsh communities at risk.
In addition to the possibility of recouping more of their losses, large investors who choose to opt out of securities class actions are reaping other important litigation advantages.
The group has named 24 November "National Opt Out of the Airport Scanners Day" and is urging anyone who has to fly on that day to opt out of the new scanners.
Rebel postie Roger Annies has inspired 200,000 people to opt out of receiving junk mail.
To opt out of the Royal Mail's Door to Door service, customers call 08457 950950 or write to: Door to Door Opt Outs, Royal Mail, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1RX.
The proposal generally would prohibit an institution from using certain information about a consumer it receives from an affiliate to make a solicitation to the consumer unless the consumer has been given notice and an opportunity to opt out of the solicitation.
* Give the recipient of any e-mail you send a clear, easy way to opt out of receiving future commercial e-mail.
Denmark won the right to opt out of the single currency and joint defence, police and legal cooperation after the Danes rejected the Maastricht Treaty in 1992.
* clearly provide consumers the right to opt out of having their person al information shared with nonaffiliated third parties;
About 42 percent of Texas employers opt out of the workers' comp system.