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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.
Translations of “drop out”
in Korean 중퇴하다…
in Arabic تَوقّف عَن…
in Portuguese desistir, largar…
in Catalan retirar-se, abandonar (els estudis)…
in Japanese 途中でやめる…
in Italian ritirarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 停止, 退出, 中斷…
in Russian бросать (учебу и т. д.)…
in Turkish bırakmak, terketmek, vazgeçmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 停止, 退出, 中断…
in Polish odpadać, rzucać…
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