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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyopt out
he/she/itopts out
present participleopting out
past tenseopted out
past participleopted out

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  1. to decide not to take part in something or to stop taking part in it

    If you opt out before December 1st, your deposit will be refunded.

    opt out of:

    I decided to opt out of volunteering at the hospital this year.

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