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English definition of “drop out”

drop out

phrasal verb with drop     /drɒp/ US  /drɑːp/ verb (-pp-)
to not do something that you were going to do, or to stop doing something before you have completely finished : He dropped out of the race after two laps .Retiring and resigning from work If a student drops out, they stop going to classes before they have finished their course .Stop having or doing something
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