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flunk out (third-person singular simple present flunks out, present participle flunking out, simple past and past participle flunked out)

  1. (idiomatic) To fail to finish school, or a given subject, program or course, due to academic shortcomings; i.e., to have too many flunking or failing grades (marks).
    He flunked out of high school as a youth, but finished school later in life.
  2. (idiomatic) (of an educator or institution) To impose failing grades on (a student), often requiring a retaking of the course or academic year.

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