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stop out 1

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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There are 2 main definitions of stop out in English:

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stop-out 2 Line breaks: stop-out

noun

British informal
A person who stays out late at night: wild stop-outs who put their lenses in wine glasses wake up to find they have been swallowed you are turning me into a dirty stop-out
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  • So just now, while waiting for the dirty stop-outs, I was tidying up the kitchen so figured I'd listen to a podcast.
  • She is undoubtedly a dirty stop-out and would provide generous assistance should I chance upon a bar in serious need of propping up.

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