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DROP OUT | Phrasal Verbs

DROP OUT | Phrasal Verbs

I never liked being told what to do. It’s one of the reasons I dropped out of school.
— Christy Turlington

Drop Out

[drops out; dropped out; dropped out; dropping out]

If you decide to drop out of school, university, a competition or an activity, you leave it without finishing what you started. So we can say,

“She decided to drop out of university to travel for a while.”

“A lot of students dropped out because they weren’t enjoying the course.”



Grammar Points

Drop out of something → “He dropped out of college.”

Common Collocations

School, college, university, the course, the race, the competition.



A dropout is a person who has left school or university without finishing their studies. It’s a noun derived from the phrasal verb. 

“Bill Gates, the richest man on the planet, is a college dropout.”

Dropout can also be used as an adjective.

“There is a high dropout rate from some college courses.”

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