stop out

verb
stopped out; stopping out; stops out

Definition of stop out

intransitive verb

: to withdraw temporarily from enrollment at a college or university

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Other Words from stop out

stop-out \ ˈstäp-​ˌau̇t How to pronounce stop out (audio) \ noun

Examples of stop out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My last stop out of town was the Oshkosh post office, just west of the airport. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, "On the Ground at Trump’s Wisconsin Rally," 19 Aug. 2020 Smith and his team of union executives usually spread their stops out over a 10-week span, wrapping up just before Thanksgiving. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "'Stay ready': Inside DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA's meeting with Chiefs players on CBA discussions," 15 Oct. 2019 The Frenchman was minutes away from being announced as a Red before the World Cup kicked off in Russia, but the deal was suddenly stopped out of nowhere. SI.com, "Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp 'Furious' With Reds Hierarchy for Recent Failure," 5 July 2018 One long ball caused Colombia problems as Lewandowski raced through on goal, and forced a very good stop out of Ospina, reminding Colombia that Poland can cause a threat. SI.com, "Poland 0-3 Colombia: Mina, Falcao and Cuadrado Fire Colombia Back Into Contention in Group H," 24 June 2018 But the anticipated six to eight inches of snow didn’t stop out-of-towners from enjoying their visit to the city of Brotherly Love. Talia Kirkland, Fox News, "Pennsylvania, New Jersey battle second nor'easter in one week," 8 Mar. 2018 De Bruyne also shot over from an Allan Nyom clearance and brought another fine stop out of Foster after setting up an opening with a neat move involving Aguero. Ian Whittell/afp, chicagotribune.com, "Man City upend West Brom in Laporte debut," 31 Jan. 2018 The Oregonian | OregonLive Oregon State Police have abandoned a longstanding practice of spot testing drugs found during traffic stops out of fear that troopers may be exposed to the synthetic painkiller fentanyl. Noelle Crombie, OregonLive.com, "Rise in fentanyl trafficking prompts Oregon State Police to drop field tests," 17 Jan. 2018 Home surveillance cameras were rolling at Kody Tassin's West Friendship Drive home just before 1 p.m. when a white sport utility vehicle stopped out front and a man ran to the back porch of the home. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Marrero brothers wanted in Harvey theft caught on camera," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of stop out

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stop out

after drop out

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The first known use of stop out was in 1971

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“Stop out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop%20out. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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