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Overview of noun drop_out

The noun dropout has 2 senses

  • dropout -- (someone who quits school before graduation)

  • dropout -- (someone who withdraws from a social group or environment)

Overview of verb drop_out

The verb drop out has 3 senses

  • drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge -- (give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up")

  • drop out -- (withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values; "She hasn't heard from her brother in years--he dropped out after moving to California")

  • drop out -- (leave school or an educational program prematurely; "Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program")