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drop-out

A drop-kick taken from between the posts or from the center of the 24 yd line to bring the ball back into play.
Translations

drop

(drop) noun
1. a small round or pear-shaped blob of liquid, usually falling. a drop of rain.
2. a small quantity (of liquid). If you want more wine, there's a drop left.
3. an act of falling. a drop in temperature.
4. a vertical descent. From the top of the mountain there was a sheer drop of a thousand feet.
verbpast tense, past participle dropped
1. to let fall, usually accidentally. She dropped a box of pins all over the floor.
2. to fall. The coin dropped through the grating; The cat dropped on to its paws.
3. to give up (a friend, a habit etc). I think she's dropped the idea of going to London.
4. to set down from a car etc. The bus dropped me at the end of the road.
5. to say or write in an informal and casual manner. I'll drop her a note.
ˈdroplet (-lit) noun
a tiny drop. droplets of rain.
ˈdroppings noun plural
excrement (of animals or birds).
ˈdrop-out noun
a person who withdraws, especially from a course at a university etc or the normal life of society.
drop a brick / drop a clanger
unknowingly to say or do something extremely tactless.
drop back
to slow down; to fall behind. I was at the front of the crowd but I dropped back to speak to Bill.
drop by
to visit someone casually and without being invited. I'll drop by at his house on my way home.
drop in
to arrive informally to visit someone. Do drop in (on me) if you happen to be passing!
drop off
1. to become separated or fall off. The door-handle dropped off; This button dropped off your coat.
2. to fall asleep. I was so tired I dropped off in front of the television.
3. to allow to get off a vehicle. Drop me off at the corner.
drop out (often with of)
to withdraw from a group, from a course at university, or from the normal life of society. There are only two of us going to the theatre now Mary has dropped out; She's dropped out of college.
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"We have realised that student drop-out rates in secondary schools is much higher, and lower in primary schools across South Sudan.
There is an assumption about distance education that many students drop out--do not complete a course or a program--and that this drop-out rate is significantly higher than what is reported for traditional instruction.
In Kentucky, the 2008-2009 school year marked an historic low in the drop-out rate, with the biggest decrease in drop-outs among Hispanic and African-American students - from 6 percent for each of the groups in 2008 to 4.1 percent for Hispanics and 4.9 percent for African-Americans in 2009.
Apparently, Governor Deval Patrick, a few members of the legislature, and several of the governor's educational "experts" seem to be intent on insisting that the Commonwealth emphasize a program whereby lower drop-out rates are a feature of Massachusetts.
A drop-out is a person aged 20-24 who is neither attending school, nor has a high school diploma.
The Nursing Standard, which obtained the data under the Freedom of Information Act, said even by conservative estimates the drop-out rate was costing the NHS about pounds 57 million a year.
Hamilton's nine previously underperforming elementary schools are now outperforming 90 percent of Tennessee's schools; 77 percent of the district reads at or above the appropriate level, and the high school drop-out rate is down while achievement levels are up.
Why would you call a nearly 40 percent student drop-out rate a 1.5 percent drop-out rate?
The data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency charts the drop-out rates of students who enrolled in 2009/10, but were not in higher education the following academic year.
The high drop-out rate in upper secondary education is a major challenge to European and US educational programmes.
She noted that in order to curb school drop-out, there was need for all to work together and refrain from working in isolation.
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