get out of (something)

idiom

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.

Examples of get out of (something) in a Sentence

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“Get out of (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20out%20of%20%28something%29. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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