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

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 ConocoPhillips has said it’s leading the response but has hired some experts to help, including Wild Well Control out of Houston, Texas, a company that helps stop out-of-control wells. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Mar. 2022 According to traditional metrics, this would be a dropout or a stop out, which would be considered a bad outcome. Michael B. Horn, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Some walked to the bus stop out front, waiting for a bus to take them to the Metro a mile way. Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2021 Studies of these charts revealed that people basically never died when these vital signs were normal; hearts don’t stop out of the blue. Neil Singh, Wired, 15 June 2021 My last stop out of town was the Oshkosh post office, just west of the airport. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 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, 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, 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, 24 June 2018 See More

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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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“Stop out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop%20out. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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