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stop-out

or stop·out

[ stop-out ]
/ ˈstɒpˌaʊt /
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noun

a temporary withdrawal from school or a delay in the pursuit of one's education.
a student who withdraws from school temporarily.

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Origin of stop-out

First recorded in 1970–75; stop + (drop)out
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British Dictionary definitions for stop-out

stop out

verb

(tr, adverb) to cover (part of the area) of a piece of cloth, printing plate, etc, to prevent it from being dyed, etched, etc
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