stop out


stopped out; stopping out; stops out

intransitive verb

: to withdraw temporarily from enrollment at a college or university
stop-out noun

Examples of stop out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Groups of visitors heading to or from Faneuil Hall Marketplace stopped out of curiosity and joined the audience. James Sullivan,, 13 Aug. 2023 Many adults do go back, then stop out. Laura Pappano, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 The officer smelled the odor of marijuana inside the car and asked the occupants to stop out so that a search of the vehicle could be conducted. cleveland, 7 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History


after drop out

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stop out was in 1971

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Cite this Entry

“Stop out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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