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dropout

  

      n  
1    a student who fails to complete a school or college course  
2    a person who rejects conventional society  
3      drop-out     (Rugby)   a drop kick taken by the defending team to restart play, as after a touchdown  
4      drop-out     (Electronics)   a momentary loss of signal in a magnetic recording medium as a result of an imperfection in its magnetic coating  
      vb  
  drop out   intr, adv; often foll by: of  
5    to abandon or withdraw from (a school, social group, job, etc.)  
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