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Meaning of DROP OUT

Pronunciation:  drâp awt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
  2. [v]  leave school or some other program prematurely; "Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program"
 Synonyms: chuck up the sponge, give up, quit, throw in, throw in the towel
 Antonyms: enter, participate
 See Also: depart, leave, pull up stakes



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, agree to differ, agree to disagree, back out, be at variance, be in dissent, beg off, beg to differ, break bounds, break step, cry off, depart from, differ, disagree, disagree with, discard, discord with, dissent, dissent from, divide on, evacuate, forsake, go back on, jettison, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, make waves, maroon, nonconform, not agree, not comply, not conform, oppose, opt out, protest, pull out, quit, quit cold, renege, rock the boat, say goodbye to, secede, stand down, take exception, take issue, take leave of, throw over, vacate, withdraw, withhold assent