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"opt out" in British English

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opt out

phrasal verb with opt uk   /ɒpt/  us   /ɑːpt/ verb [I]
to ​choose not to be ​part of an ​activity or to ​stop being ​involved in it: Within any ​society, there will usually be ​people who ​decide to ​opt out (= ​choose not to ​live the way most ​people do). Employees can ​choose to ​opt out of the ​pensionscheme.

opt-outnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒpt.aʊt/  us   /ˈɑːpt-/
a ​situation in which some ​members of a ​groupchoose not to ​join or be ​involved in an ​activity: Since the opt-out, the ​hospital has been ​responsible for ​its own ​budgeting.
(Definition of opt out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opt out" in Business English

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opt out

phrasal verb with opt uk   us   /ɒpt/ verb [I]
to choose not to be ​part of an ​activity, ​arrangement, etc.: New ​employees are ​automaticallyenrolled in the ​union, unless they ​opt out.

opt-outnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​situation in which some ​members of a ​group have the ​right not to ​join or be involved in a ​process: The ​President of the ​European Union ​added: "I ​think it is better to have opt-outs for one or two countries".an opt-out from/on sth There is an opt-out for these ​employees from the ​requirement to have ​healthcoverage.opt-out clause/provision/agreement The ​contractbans opt-out ​agreements for ​employees on ​probation.opt-out feature/policy/process Privacy ​groups criticized the opt-out ​feature, because it appears in a ​pop-upwindow for only a few ​seconds before disappearing.
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