Drop out - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdrɑːp ˈaʊt|  American pronunciation of the word drop out
Brit.  |drɒp ˈaʊt|  British pronunciation of the word drop out

verb

- give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat (syn: give up, quit, throw in)
- withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
- leave school or an educational program prematurely
Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program

Extra examples

Two of the team have dropped out, and I don't know where we'll find replacements.

Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program

...tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college...

Once-popular composers drop out of favour.

It was sheer stupidity that he decided to drop out of school.

One of the swimmers got cramp and had to drop out of the race.

The group gets smaller as members move away or drop out.

In the 60s, Leary urged kids to 'Turn on, tune in and drop out.'

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