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Noun drop out has 2 senses
- dropout - someone who quits school before graduation
--1 is a kind of quitter
- dropout - someone who withdraws from a social group or environment
--2 is a kind of individualist
Verb drop out has 2 senses
- drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge - give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
Antonyms: enter, participate
Somebody ----s PP
- drop out - leave school or an educational program prematurely; "Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program"
--2 is one way to leave, depart, pull up stakes