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drop out

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Noun drop out has 2 senses
  1. dropout - someone who quits school before graduation
    --1 is a kind of quitter
    Derived form: verb drop out2
  2. dropout - someone who withdraws from a social group or environment
    --2 is a kind of individualist
Verb drop out has 2 senses
  1. 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
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. 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
    Derived form: noun dropout1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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