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"dropout" in British English

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dropoutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdrɒp.aʊt/  us   /ˈdrɑːp-/
a ​person who ​leavesschool, ​college, or ​university before ​completing a ​qualification, or a ​person who ​lives in an ​unusual way: a high ​school/​college dropout He was a ​loner and a dropout.
(Definition of dropout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dropoutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdrɑpˌɑʊt/
a ​student who ​leavesschool before ​finishing the ​course of ​instruction: As a high ​school dropout he’ll never get a ​decentjob.
(Definition of dropout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dropout”
in Arabic تَوقّف عَن…
in Korean 중퇴하다…
in Portuguese desistir, largar…
in Catalan retirar-se, abandonar (els estudis)…
in Japanese 途中でやめる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 停止, 退出, 中断…
in Turkish bırakmak, terketmek, vazgeçmek…
in Russian бросать (учебу и т. д.)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 停止, 退出, 中斷…
in Italian ritirarsi…
in Polish odpadać, rzucać…
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