Definition of stop out in English:

stop out

  • 1British informal Stay out, especially longer or later than might be expected: it was the only evening for weeks that we stopped out
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    • "'Tis gettin' late," he observed aloud; "an' maybe if you stopped out any longer Norah might be frettin'."
    • Oh, she had little enough to say to him when he was there - but if he stopped out overnight he was greeted with tight-lipped glares and an awkward silence.
    • Stay on task, but be sure to stop out once in a while.
  • 2North American Withdraw temporarily from higher education or employment in order to pursue another activity: community college students are more likely to stop out, or drop out entirely, when the cost of attending increases
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    • More female high achievers are "stopping out" to raise kids - and avoiding Corporate America when they return.
    • Readmits - These students were once at the college but stopped out, dropped out, or were academically dismissed.
    • Single until recently, she had three kids and "stopped out" - taking no classes seven of those years.
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