If you drop out of school or college you stop going to your classes before your course has finished.
Examples of use:
1. This course isn’t right for me. I think I’ll drop out.
2. Kate has dropped out of her biology course and she’s studying psychology instead.
To drop out also means to live an alternative lifestyle; one that is different to the norm.
Example of use:
Simone has dropped out and gone to live in a commune.
dropout (noun) – someone who has left school or college before their course has finished, or someone who has withdrawn from conventional society.
infinitive – drop out
present simple – drop out and drops out
-ing form – dropping out
past simple – dropped out
past participle – dropped out
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