drop out of (something)

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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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Students in the Gateway program, a partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, have either dropped out of high school or are significantly at risk of dropping out.
1 percent dropped out of school and nearly 21 percent are still in school, Mrs.
Of 1000 students, 340 dropped out of school on the elementary level, 247 on the intermediate level, and 223 on the secondary level; only 190 students remained in the last secondary class.