opt out

Meaning: If you opt out of something, you choose not to be involved in it.

Synonym: bow out

For example:

  • opt out of sth Lots of people have opted out of our English classes. Maybe the classes are too dull.

  • opt out of sth There will be no refunds for people who opt out of the program.

Nouns often used as objects with opt out: course, program, class, scheme, activity

Quick Quiz:

Some people opted out of the company's fitness program because they

a. didn't like exercising

b. really enjoyed exercising

c. weren't allowed to join

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Contributor: Matt Errey