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Definitions of drop:

  • noun:   the act of dropping something
    Example: "They expected the drop would be successful"
  • noun:   a central depository where things can be left or picked up
  • noun:   a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    Example: "A drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"
  • noun:   a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
    Example: "It was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
  • noun:   a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
  • noun:   a small quantity (especially of a liquid)
    Example: "One drop of each sample was analyzed"
  • noun:   a shape that is small and round
    Example: "He studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"
  • noun:   a steep high face of rock
    Example: "A steep drop"
  • noun:   a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
  • verb:   terminate an association with
    Example: "Drop him from the Republican ticket"
  • verb:   stop pursuing or acting
    Example: "Drop a lawsuit"
  • verb:   go down in value
    Example: "Stock prices dropped"
  • verb:   change from one level to another
    Example: "She dropped into army jargon"
  • verb:   give birth; used for animals
    Example: "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
  • verb:   utter casually
    Example: "Drop a hint"
  • verb:   lose (a game)
    Example: "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
  • verb:   leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
  • verb:   to fall vertically
    Example: "The bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
  • verb:   let fall to the ground
    Example: "Don't drop the dishes"
  • verb:   lower the pitch of (musical notes)
  • verb:   cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  • verb:   fall or drop to a lower place or level
  • verb:   pay out
  • verb:   hang freely
    Example: "The light dropped from the ceiling"
  • verb:   grow worse
  • verb:   let or cause to fall in drops
  • verb:   stop associating with
    Example: "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
  • verb:   leave undone or leave out
  • verb:   get rid of
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #57536)


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