|1.||[ verb ] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat|
|Synonyms:||give_up throw_in throw_in_the_towel fall_by_the_wayside leave drop_by_the_wayside chuck_up_the_sponge quit|
"In the second round, the challenger gave up"
|Related terms:||enter quitter|
|2.||[ verb ] leave school or some other program prematurely|
"Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program"
|Related terms:||leave dropout|