drop out definition

  • verb:
    • Used other than as an idiom: see fall,‎ out.
    • Prematurely and voluntarily leave (school, a race, or perhaps the like).
    • give up when confronted with defeat of lacking hope; acknowledge defeat
    • withdraw from set up society, specifically due to disillusion with main-stream values
    • leave school or an educational system prematurely

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