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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrop out
he/she/itdrops out
present participledropping out
past tensedropped out
past participledropped out
  1. 1
    to leave something such as an activity, school, or competition before you have finished what you intended to do
    She was injured in the first round and had to drop out.
    drop out of: Too many students drop out of college after only one year.
  2. 2
    to decide not to have an ordinary job or life because you do not want to be part of society
    He decided to drop out and spend his life traveling.
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