drop out

This page is about the phrasal verb drop out.

Meaning: to leave a course of study before completing it

For example:

  • drop out Bill never got his university degree, but he's never regretted dropping out.

  • drop out of sth Some of my friends dropped out of college, and while some of them wish they'd kept studying, others say they did the right thing.

Nouns often used as indirect objects with drop out: of school, of college, of university, of the course, of the program

Quick Quiz:

Gareth dropped out of university in order to

a. study for his final exams

b. complete his Masters degree

c. travel around the world

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Contributor: Matt Errey