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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see drop,‎ out.
  • v. Prematurely and voluntarily leave (school, a race, or the like).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
  • v. withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
  • v. leave school or an educational program prematurely


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  • Presently after some talk I saw two Hussars -- it was a Hussar regiment -- drop out of the ranks and take up their position beside Count Stein.

    The Adventures of Gerard

  • The “omm” seemed to drop out as he did a double take.

    The Welkening

  • Possible Motives: Trying to get Lee to drop out so he would become the number one GTT pledge; revenge on Dr. Darity for threatening to close down the frats.


  • Watching this, I missed an F-sharp and had to drop out for a whole measure of Bachfreunde.

    No More Words

  • Well, if you get the chance, you and Mrs. Ferrel drop out and say hello, even if it's after midnight.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • If she had won she would have insisted that Jon Fox, and anybody else, drop out of the race and support her candidacy.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Troughs of water were placed in front of these holes, so that any ignited fuel that might drop out would be at once extinguished.

    Under the Dragon Flag

  • His father Abbulu had to drop out of school in 5 {+t} {+h} standard as he could not afford to pay the school fee of Rs. 5.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • My father, Manny Sr., was in the street gang Echo Park Locos and got my spoiled older brother, Manny Jr., to drop out of sixth grade to join.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Carmichael Oil was gonna rape the land, carve it up, and squeeze every greasy drop out of it.

    Blood Test


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