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English definition of “drop out”

drop out

verb uk phrasal verb with drop   /drɒp/ us    /drɑːp/ (-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. If a student drops out, they stop going to classes before they have finished their course.
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