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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 pension scheme.

opt-outnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒpt.aʊt/ us   /ˈɑːpt.aʊt/
a situation in which some members of a group choose not to join or be involved in an activity: Since the opt-out, the hospital has been responsible for its own budgeting.
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"opt out" in Business English

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opt out

phrasal verb with opt uk   /ɒpt/ us   verb [I]
to choose not to be part of an activity, arrangement, etc.: New employees are automatically enrolled 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 health coverage.opt-out clause/provision/agreement The contract bans 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-up window for only a few seconds before disappearing.
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