drop out drop out

Definition(s):

  1. (v) give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
  2. (v) withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
  3. (v) leave school or an educational program prematurely

Usage(s):

  1. Despite his brain for math, he had to drop out of school because his family, who had become war refugees, could no longer afford to send him.
  2. Kids raised in owned as opposed to rented homes show higher math and reading scores and less tendency to drop out of high school.
  3. If McCain were half the principled gentleman he pretends to be, he would drop out now in favor of Rush Limbaugh.

News

  1. Will Carl Icahn Drop Out of Dell Deal?

    As it gets tough for Icahn to shore up financing of the Dell's deal, he might drop out, sources tell CNBC.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Sausalito drops out of county drug task force team

    The city of Sausalito has informed the county it will drop out of the Major Crimes Task Force and instead use its monetary contribution to focus on local policing needs.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal

  3. Bullied ‘Canadian’ Teen Forced To Drop Out, Family Says

    A bullied “Canadian” teen was forced to drop out of school as a result of harassment from teachers who poked cruel fun at his heritage. That’s the accusation being made this week by the family of 15-year-old Noah Kilpatrick, who recently dropped out of the 9th grade at Faith Fellowship Christian School in Watertown, New [...] Bullied ‘Canadian’ Teen Forced To Drop Out, Family Says is a post from ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

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