Definition of opt out in English:

opt out

phrasal verb

  • Choose not to participate in or carry on with something.

    ‘they had both opted out of the medical plan’
    • ‘If the property to be repaired is a home, find out whether your community has opted out of the state's new building code.’
    • ‘This couple opted out of a traditional church wedding and instead chose a two-in-one, wedding and honeymoon combined in beautiful St Lucia!’
    • ‘Some participants opted out of the riverside walk and used coaches to reach the Minster.’
    • ‘Obviously if you both opted out of the exchange, this would be much less of an issue.’
    • ‘Of the 22 All Australian players chosen at the end of the season, 17 opted out of last month's series.’
    • ‘Both candidates opted out of the public financing system for the primaries that would have limited spending to $45 million.’
    • ‘A little-debated provision in the 1996 welfare reform law mandates a lifetime ban on welfare and food stamps for drug offenders, although New York is one of eight states that have opted out of the ban.’
    • ‘Last spring, he opted out of football drills and chose instead to pitch for the USC baseball team, taking the hill in nine games.’
    • ‘Is it any wonder Van Gundy opted out of putting this team on the floor 60 more times?’
    • ‘After the arrangements were made, Love opted out of the event altogether, as she reportedly ‘missed her plane’ from Los Angeles.’
    • ‘I opted out of this one, as well, since I'm allergic to bee stings.’
    • ‘Our nearest neighbors, Canada and Mexico, have also opted out of the coalition.’
    • ‘Although Jill Scott opted out of a college education for herself, she believes education is important for everybody, and that, while college is important, learning in and of itself is a life process.’
    • ‘Where there is no record of the deceased patient's wishes, instead of being asked to consent to donation, they would be informed that their relative had not opted out of donation.’
    • ‘She opted out of the merger after a year to form a sole proprietorship in Marina Del Rey.’
    • ‘She opted out of counseling after a few sessions, some of which included her husband, and they ended up divorcing.’
    • ‘When the National Hockey League opted out of the 2005 season, I figured I might as well fill the void by playing.’
    • ‘The most likely scenario remains that Grant, who opted out of the four years and $40 million he had left on his contract, will re-sign with the team.’
    • ‘I thought for a while that he'd opted out of voicing his opinion, just like the rest.’
    • ‘Some big merchants who opted out of the class action, including Home Depot, are still seeking damages in other suits.’