get out of (something)

idiom

Definition of get out of (something)

1 : to avoid doing (something) I didn't want to go to the lecture, but I couldn't get out of it. He tried to get out of doing his homework.
2 : to stop having (a habit) I used to exercise every day, but I got out of the habit.
3 : to stop being in or involved in (something) The company has decided to get out of the computer business.

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