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    drop - Dictionary definition and meaning for word drop

    Definition
    (noun) a shape that is spherical and small
    Synonyms : bead , pearl
    Example Sentence
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
    Definition
    (noun) a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    Synonyms : drib , driblet
    Example Sentence
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    Synonyms : dip , fall , free fall
    Example Sentence
    • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
    • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
    • a dip in prices
    • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall
    Definition
    (noun) a steep high face of rock
    Synonyms : cliff , drop-off
    Example Sentence
    • he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town
    • a steep drop
    Definition
    (noun) a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) Definition
    (noun) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
    Synonyms : fall
    Example Sentence
    • it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
    Definition
    (noun) a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
    Synonyms : drop cloth , drop curtain
    Definition
    (noun) a central depository where things can be left or picked up Definition
    (noun) the act of dropping something
    Example Sentence
    • they expected the drop would be successful
    Definition
    (verb) let fall to the ground
    Example Sentence
    • Don't drop the dishes
    Definition
    (verb) to fall vertically
    Example Sentence
    • the bombs are dropping on enemy targets
    Definition
    (verb) go down in value
    Example Sentence
    • Stock prices dropped
    Definition
    (verb) fall or descend to a lower place or level
    Synonyms : drop down , sink
    Example Sentence
    • He sank to his knees
    Definition
    (verb) terminate an association with
    Example Sentence
    • drop him from the Republican ticket
    Definition
    (verb) utter with seeming casualness
    Example Sentence
    • drop a hint
    • drop names
    Definition
    (verb) stop pursuing or acting
    Synonyms : knock off
    Example Sentence
    • drop a lawsuit
    • knock it off!
    Definition
    (verb) leave or unload
    Example Sentence
    • unload the cargo
    • drop off the passengers at the hotel
    Definition
    (verb) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    Synonyms : cut down , fell , strike down
    Example Sentence
    • strike down a tree
    • Lightning struck down the hikers
    Definition
    (verb) lose (a game)
    Example Sentence
    • The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13
    Definition
    (verb) pay out
    Synonyms : expend , spend
    Example Sentence
    • spend money
    Definition
    (verb) lower the pitch of (musical notes)
    Synonyms : flatten
    Definition
    (verb) hang freely
    Synonyms : dangle , swing
    Example Sentence
    • the ornaments dangled from the tree
    • The light dropped from the ceiling
    Definition
    (verb) stop associating with
    Synonyms : dismiss , send away , send packing
    Example Sentence
    • They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock
    Definition
    (verb) let or cause to fall in drops
    Synonyms : dribble , drip
    Example Sentence
    • dribble oil into the mixture
    Definition
    (verb) get rid of
    Example Sentence
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes
    Definition
    (verb) take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth
    Example Sentence
    • She dropped acid when she was a teenager
    Definition
    (verb) omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing
    Example Sentence
    • New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's
    Definition
    (verb) leave undone or leave out
    Example Sentence
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten
    Definition
    (verb) change from one level to another
    Example Sentence
    • She dropped into army jargon
    Definition
    (verb) fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death
    Example Sentence
    • shop til you drop
    Definition
    (verb) grow worse
    Synonyms : degenerate , deteriorate , devolve
    Example Sentence
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match
    Definition
    (verb) give birth; used for animals
    Example Sentence
    • The cow dropped her calf this morning
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