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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Hammami also stressed the need to take into account the Marseille school's model of combating absenteeism and dropping out of school, given its success, while adapting this experience according to Tunisia's social specificities and economic development.
Figures show that there are as many people dropping out of contact lenses as joining (as new wearers), and I can't think of another profession that would accept the kind of rate of attrition that we have in our sector.