Definition of drop out in English:
1Cease to participate in a race or competition.
- He was so upset that he hatched a devious scheme to get the first five qualifiers to drop out of the race.
- ‘When you've been winning it really hurts to drop out of one competition, but there's other things for us to concentrate on,’ he said.
- She thought about dropping out of the heptathlon with two events remaining because of a foot injury.
2Abandon a course of study: kids who had dropped out of college
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- By this time of course, I had dropped out of high school.
- She dropped out of the course because she could not afford to pay the £16,000 annual fees.
- I decided I was learning more about the design of the future in my day job so I dropped out of the course after a year.
3Reject conventional society to pursue an alternative lifestyle: a child of the sixties who had temporarily dropped out
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- This is one of the book's best sections because of its quiet reflections on the possibility of actually dropping out of society and embracing a new way of living.
- Apparently it's quite the thing to drop out of society for months and take to the rivers and byways.
- Some however for whatever reason just decide to drop out of society and choose to live on the streets.
4 Rugby Restart play with a drop kick.
- Having withstood early pressure and a strong downfield wind, Newbridge used the ball well early on but two basic drop out re-start errors saw them fall behind.
- It was, however, Keighley who finished the game on top, forcing play to the try line with a long drop out from the restart.
- RI took the lead with a Mathew Yates penalty and when Tim Nash scored an opportunist try straight from a drop out RI looked good for their 10-0 advantage.
4.1Score a drop goal.
- A quick 22 drop out was followed by a quick tap penalty.
- Stephan Minogue's attempted penalty from halfway narrowly missed and was touched down for a 22 drop out.
- Armoy retained possession from the 22 drop out and their out-half spotted a gap in the Newry back line.
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