drop out

Definitions of drop out

v give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

chuck up the sponge, drop by the wayside, fall by the wayside, give up, quit, throw in, throw in the towel
enter, participate
become a participant; be involved in

v withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values

“She hasn't heard from her brother in years--he dropped out after moving to California”
Type of:
retire, withdraw
withdraw from active participation

v leave school or an educational program prematurely

“Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program”
Type of:
depart, leave, pull up stakes
remove oneself from an association with or participation in

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