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Difference between Drop out and Fall out

drop out

1. leave a school, etc. before the end of the course:

  • He has dropped out, and won’t attend college any more.

2. (coll.) withdraw (from an undertaking):

  • You can drop out from the rat race, hoping that you can make it on your own.

3. come out:

  • As she picked up the envelope, a key dropped out.

fall out

1. (Military) leave the ranks:

  • At the end of the parade, the battalion fell out.

2. quarrel:

  • We’re not going to fall out over this, are we?

3. come to pass; happen:

  • It fell out that the men were not needed.

4. = drop out 3:

  • A little roll of dollar-notes fell out upon the ground.