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flunk out

US informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with flunk   /flʌŋk/ mainly US informal us  
to have to leave school or college because your work is not good enough: Dan won't be in college next year - he flunked out.
Translations of “flunk out”
in Chinese (Traditional) (因學業不好而)退學…
in Chinese (Simplified) (因学业不好而)退学…
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