drop out

drop out

  1. (idiomatic) To leave (school, a race, etc.) prematurely and voluntarily.
    Nothing went well in high school, so he dropped out.
  2. To opt out of conventional society.
  3. (of sound, electronic signal, etc.) To be lost or momentarily interrupted.
    I can't make phone calls because the line keeps dropping out.
  4. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see drop, out
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.
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