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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

opt out

Choose not to participate, as in Our school opted out of the state competition. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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CONCERNS have been raised over an "epidemic" of workers opting out of the NHS pension scheme.
ATLANTA -- Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.
And so the movement grows: This week in New York, tens of thousands of students sat out the first day of tests, with some districts reporting more than half of students opting out of the English test.
16, 2012, a group of large institutional investors including the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and several mutual funds filed their own securities fraud lawsuit, opting out of the long-running class action.
Baroness Eaton, the Tory chairman of the Local Government Association, said there was "strong evidence" that increasing contributions by an average of 3.2% would lead to large numbers of council staff opting out of their pension scheme.
So while you're plodding through your inbox one message at a time, opting out of this and that, direct marketers will be busily setting up new accounts to keep the spam flowing.