drop out of

drop out of (something)

1. To let someone or something fall or proceed out of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "out." Drop the troops out of the plane once you're safely over the compound. Of course the boys got into mischief and started dropping each other's things out the window.
2. To leave an activity or program without finishing it. I'm going back to school because I always regretted dropping out of college.
See also: drop, of, out

drop (someone or something) out of

something and drop someone or something Off to let someone or something fall out of something. She dropped the paper out of the window. Max threatened to drop Lefty out of the open door of the plane. I opened the window and dropped out the caterpillar.
See also: drop, of, out
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I actually think that horticulture is one of those careers that drop outs drop out of quite quickly
The report also indicates that the main reasons that prompt students to drop out of school is truancy (36.
I strongly suspect this will evolve into just another avenue to encourage a few students to drop out of school.
If this makes sure they don't drop out of the system it has to be good thing.
HALF those who drop out of school aged 16 regret their decision to quit education for good, a poll found yesterday.
There is a significant proportion of patients who drop out of antihypertensive therapy prematurely.
Daring also noted that first-time ninth-grade students who drop out of school but return a year later are still counted as statistics in their original class.