get out of (something)


: 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.
: to stop having (a habit)
I used to exercise every day, but I got out of the habit.
: to stop being in or involved in (something)
The company has decided to get out of the computer business.

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“Get out of (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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