opt out

VERB
  1. choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing
    She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider
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How To Use opt out In A Sentence

  • Under the agreement the Vietnamese can opt out at any time.
  • Today there is a tendency for people to opt out of social activity.
  • If you feel uncomfortable about it, though, you can opt out by contacting your bank. Times, Sunday Times
  • The government has been encouraging individuals to opt out of the state pension scheme.
  • Towards the end of Long Weekend, Marcia decides to opt out of Peter's suicidal scenario for toughing it out against Nature, and roars off alone in the van.
  • To opt out at this moment would be quite irrational.
  • The difference between you and I (feel free to opt out of the "stereotype" if you wish, but turnabout is fair play, so as you stereotype me I will return the favor) ... the difference is that I support all of our rights and any privilege that does not interfere with the rights of others. Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off
  • Some students choosing to opt out feel we should be kinder to our web-footed friends.
  • Couples could also opt out of the scheme and financial awards would be based solely on contributions made to the relationship. Times, Sunday Times
  • You can argue about the single currency but you can't opt out of the European Single Market.
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