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Definitions of drop

  1. a shape that is small and round; " he studied the shapes of low- viscosity drops"; " beads of sweat on his forehead"
  2. get rid of; " he shed his image as a pushy boss"; " shed your clothes"
  3. a steep high face of rock; " he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; " a steep drop"
  4. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; " strike down a tree"; " Lightning struck down the hikers"
  5. hang freely; " the ornaments dangled from the tree"; " The light dropped from the ceiling"
  6. stop associating with; " They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
  7. let or cause to fall in drops; " dribble oil into the mixture"
  8. a small quantity ( especially of a liquid); " one drop of each sample was analyzed"; " any child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negro"; " there is not a drop of pity in that man"
  9. the act of dropping something; " they expected the drop would be successful"
  10. a central depository where things can be left or picked up
  11. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
  12. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; " a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; " there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; " when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
  13. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; " it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
  14. a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods ( such as drugs or stolen property)
  15. lower the pitch of ( musical notes)
  16. stop pursuing or acting; " drop a lawsuit"; " knock it off!"
  17. leave undone or leave out; " How could I miss that typo?"; " The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  18. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; " 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"
  19. give birth; used for animals; " The cow dropped her calf this morning"
  20. grow worse; " Her condition deteriorated"; " Conditions in the slums degenerated"; " The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
  21. go down in value; " Stock prices dropped"
  22. change from one level to another; " She dropped into army jargon"
  23. utter casually; " drop a hint"
  24. lose ( a game); " The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
  25. leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
  26. to fall vertically; " the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
  27. let fall to the ground; " Don't drop the dishes"
  28. fall or drop to a lower place or level; " He sank to his knees"
  29. terminate an association with; " drop him from the Republican ticket"
  30. Same as Gutta.
  31. The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water.
  32. That which resembles, or that which hangs like, a liquid drop; as a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, a sugarplum ( sometimes medicated), or a kind of shot or slug.
  33. Any small pendent ornament.
  34. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
  35. A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself.
  36. A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
  37. A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
  38. A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
  39. A drop press or drop hammer.
  40. The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
  41. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
  42. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
  43. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
  44. To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a line in fishing; to drop a courtesy.
  45. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
  46. To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc.
  47. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
  48. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
  49. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
  50. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
  51. To fall in drops.
  52. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
  53. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
  54. To fall dead, or to fall in death.
  55. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
  56. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
  57. To fall short of a mark.
  58. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
  59. To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
  60. The depth of a square sail; - generally applied to the courses only.
  61. To come unexpectedly; - with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
  62. To fall in small round masses of fluid; sink to a lower position; become lower in sound; as, her voice dropped; fall in death; visit informally with in; to move easily over the water: as, the ship drops down to sea; to be left behind; as, the tired soldier dropped out of ranks.
  63. To let fall; to let fall in small globules; to have done with; utter in an indirect or cautious manner; send off ( a hasty note); to lower, as the eyes.
  64. A small round mass of moisture; something that hangs like a drop.
  65. Dropper.
  66. Dropped.
  67. Dropping.
  68. A small particle of liquid which falls at one time: a very small quantity of liquid: anything hanging like a drop: anything arranged to drop.
  69. To fall in small particles: to let drops fall: to fall suddenly: to come to an end: to fall or sink lower.
  70. To let fall in drops: to let fall: to let go, or dismiss: to utter casually: to lower:- pr. p. dropping; pa. p. dropped'.
  71. A globule of liquid; anything hanging like a drop.
  72. To fall in drops; fall suddenly; come to an end.
  73. To let fall in drops; to let fall.
  74. To fall, or let fall, in drops.
  75. To fall, or let fall, in any way; give up; dismiss; subside; sink.
  76. A globule of liquid; anything hanging down; a pendant.
  77. A fall; descent.
  78. A small globule of a fluid, which falls at once; something hanging in the form of a drop, as an ear- ring; a very small quantity of liquor, or of anything; anything arranged to drop; the part of a gallows which sustains the criminal before he is executed, and which is suddenly dropped; a machine for lowering coals, or anything heavy, into the holds of ships; the curtain in front of the stage.
  79. To pour or let fall in small drops; to let fall; to let go; to dismiss; to lay aside; to leave; to utter casually; to insert incidentally; to set down and leave; to suffer to cease; to give up; to bedrop; to speckle; to lower; to give birth to.
  80. To fall in small drops; to let drops fall; to fall; to fall spontaneously; to die, or to die suddenly; to come to an end; to come unexpectedly; to fall lower; to be deep in extent. To drop astern, to pass or move toward the stern; to move back; to slacken the velocity of a vessel, so as to let another pass beyond her. To drop down, to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea.
  81. A small portion of a fluid; a very small quantity; a globule of a liquid; part of a gallows on which the criminal stands; anything in the form of a globule of water.
  82. To pour or let fall a liquid, or to drop anything in small portions; to dismiss or lay aside, as to drop a subject; to utter slightly or briefly, as to drop a hint; to sink or lower; to fall; to die suddenly; to come to an end; to have done with, as to drop an acquaintance; to come unexpectedly, as to drop in.
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Antonyms for drop

continue, drawback, extension, finalize, transport, rising, continuation, lot, ascension, gain, nobble, reopen, decide, retain, seize, raft, hundred, basketful, headway, quantity, rub, debit, nail, ascend, resume, altitude, endeavor, mountain, take up, downside, raise, chunk, truckload, impediment, nab, improvement, essay, mushrooming, elevate, uptrend, spate, disadvantage, imbalance, bucket, attempt, skyrocket, disparity, trammel, profusion, multiplicity, soaring, disbenefit, unevenness, load, oodles, Accumulating, accumulation, burgeon, heap, convalesce, cleave, plateful, hurdle, carload, bundle, lurch, hindrance, arrange, increment, recover, addition, entertain, thrust, deal, stop, aspire, effloresce, uphold, wad, bar, increase, vest, convey, obstacle, crimp, barrel, potful, slew, handicap, pack, carry, unfold, boatload, shortcoming, stack, pour, bring, Incommodity, seek, strive, cherish, fistful, minus, good deal, undertake, take to heart, shackle, stick, failing, progression, adhere, recuperate, transmit, rise, accretion, shipload, upswing, sustain, ascent, uptick, accrual, upturn, swoosh, dozen, lift, volume, plenitude, catch, heave, embarrassment, boost, interference, penalty, climb, restart, heighten, betterment, flow, hold up, mass, stature, withhold, keep up, sharpen, abundance, plentitude, hitch, prop, manacle, wealth, crane, uplift, sheaf, support, detriment, proliferation, shallowness, let, spew, obstruction, clog, proceed, glom, bushel, step up, liability, setback, mess, progress, peck, confer, emanate, strike, REAMS, soar, multiplication, pick up, scads, disability, elevation, advance, check, bunch, broach, inequality, stranglehold, settle, enlargement, rocket, move, renew, arise, sight, height, impairment, supplement, upheave, passel, lashings, attend to.

Quotes of drop

  1. Not every man remembers the name of the cow which supplied him with each drop of milk he has drunk. – Shmuel Y. Agnon
  2. When one kicks over a tea table and smashes everything but the sugar bowl, one may as well pick that up and drop it on the bricks, don't you think? – Margery Allingham
  3. The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever. – Georg Buchner
  4. A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well -adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice. – Elias Canetti
  5. I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that. – Gray Davis
  6. If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy. – Roger Ebert
  7. Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty. – Galileo Galilei
  8. Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news- they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel. – David Letterman
  9. I don't think my spirituality has affected my character. I feel like my character is much more cynical about his beliefs, and I think I have to kind of drop what I believe in order to play him. – Jason Ritter
  10. Hit a home run- put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more- a lot more important than the name on the back. – Ryne Sandberg
  11. Sugar Ray and talked about doing some articles together or writing a book together but dealing with Sugar Ray was a lot like fighting him. He would fake you in and then he'd drop you. – Dick Schaap
  12. I am so busy doing nothing... that the idea of doing anything- which as you know, always leads to something- cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything. – Jerry Seinfeld
  13. My ship was also in better condition than when she sailed from Boston on her long voyage. She was still as sound as a nut, and as tight as the best ship afloat. She did not leak a drop not one drop – Joshua Slocum
  14. There was something about being in front of audiences when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill. It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop – Mira Sorvino
  15. A rock'n'roll band needs to be able to get under people's skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat. – Paul Westerberg

Usage examples for drop

  1. And the rest was being in heaven, till we began to drop – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. I shall make him drop the whole affair now, and let it die out, and let us be at peace again, as Mr. Peck says. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  3. Drop the lead, Carnes! – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  4. Well, we'll drop him for the present. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  5. The boy that brought it looked just fit to drop my lady! – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. Say If I cross my heart and don't mean what I say, I hope to drop dead the very same day. – Pee-wee Harris by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  7. Dance yourself till your legs drop off, and see how you like it. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  8. Lady Sara was eager to see this handsome stranger; and having determined to drop in at Lady Tinemouth's every morning until her curiosity was gratified, she was not a little pleased when she heard his name announced. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  9. " Drop it," he said. – Jim Davis by John Masefield
  10. Then Jeffreys felt the boy's head drop on his shoulder. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  11. A drop won't hurt her. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  12. And you might's well drop your gun. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  13. Are you going to drop out? – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  14. She was beginning to drop her eyelids in front of Tresten. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  15. He have drop thee watch! – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  16. " It comes hard to see your father drop like that," he said. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  17. Theory says that it will not drop back. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  18. I would have given a hundred dollars to be able to say, " No, not one drop but the truth was against me, and I said, " How could she help it?" – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  19. The wagons were ready to drop apart. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  20. Old fellow, don't look at me as though you meant to drop me. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope

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