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dropout

noun [C] uk   /ˈdrɒp.aʊt/ us    /ˈdrɑːp-/
a person who leaves school, 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.
Translations of “dropout”
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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