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  1. drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge(verb)

    give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

    "In the second round, the challenger gave up"

    Synonyms:
    spare, leave office, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, put in, give up, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, come in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, step down, cede, depart, stop, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, inject, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, free, drop by the wayside, interpose, take leave, forego, interject, quit, foreswear

    Antonyms:
    enter, participate

  2. drop out(verb)

    withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values

    "She hasn't heard from her brother in years--he dropped out after moving to California"

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, fall by the wayside, chuck up the sponge, quit, give up, throw in the towel, throw in

    Antonyms:
    participate, enter

  3. drop out(verb)

    leave school or an educational program prematurely

    "Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program"

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, fall by the wayside, chuck up the sponge, quit, give up, throw in the towel, throw in

    Antonyms:
    enter, participate

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How to use drop out in a sentence?

  1. Rand Paul:

    I'm hoping that after this, the rest of them will drop out and just let me be their nominee.

  2. Paul Gruchow:

    It is one thing to decry the rat race...that is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further--that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite it makes the rebuke personal the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine.

  3. Ron Nehring:

    Donald Trump is the debate's Rorschach test -- every competitor sees something different in him, now that things are getting more serious and some of the weaker candidates are under financial pressure to move up or drop out, it will be interesting to see how they respond.

  4. Amanda Rhomberg:

    I am 12 years old and my parents won't let me drop out of the 6th grade.

  5. Susan Tonuo:

    This has created break up of families and the rise of individualism, with children suffering malnutrition while others drop out of school.

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