[ UK /dɹˈɒpa‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹɑˌpaʊt/ ]
  1. someone who withdraws from a social group or environment
  2. someone who quits school before graduation
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How To Use dropout In A Sentence

  • Another potential limitation of this study was the dropout rate, with 30% of subjects failing to complete all three treatment arms.
  • We are dropouts from society, useless dregs who make no contribution, so it is inevitable that people will look at us strangely and with contempt.
  • He was 17 when the Expos acquired the high school dropout off the Dominican sandlots in March 1993.
  • The dropout rate was similar in both study groups.
  • Simon was not a Harvard graduate but a Lafayette College dropout who had elbowed his way to the top.
  • The tapes came back overmodulated and mixed to mono, with a 7.5-second audio dropout 26 minutes into the program.
  • This commitment to science runs counter to the way he was first represented by the press: a school dropout who had accidentally sparked a national movement. Times, Sunday Times
  • There was no crusading journalist, no nonprofit group taking up his cause, just Inmate 95A2646, a high-school dropout from Brooklyn, alone in a computerless prison law library. A Solitary Jailhouse Lawyer Argues His Way Out of Prison
  • The $1575 frame boasts 3 / 2.5 Ti main tubes with 6/4 dropouts, bottom bracket and headtube.
  • The college dropout has survived pancreatic cancer and undergone a liver transplant. Times, Sunday Times
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