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Verb: drop by the wayside
  1. Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
    "In the second round, the challenger dropped by the wayside";
    - drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge [US, non-standard]

Derived forms: dropped by the wayside, dropping by the wayside, drops by the wayside