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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. the act of dropping something; " they expected the drop would be successful"
  9. a central depository where things can be left or picked up
  10. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
  11. 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"
  12. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; " it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
  13. a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods ( such as drugs or stolen property)
  14. lower the pitch of ( musical notes)
  15. stop pursuing or acting; " drop a lawsuit"; " knock it off!"
  16. leave undone or leave out; " How could I miss that typo?"; " The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  17. 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"
  18. give birth; used for animals; " The cow dropped her calf this morning"
  19. grow worse; " Her condition deteriorated"; " Conditions in the slums degenerated"; " The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
  20. go down in value; " Stock prices dropped"
  21. change from one level to another; " She dropped into army jargon"
  22. utter casually; " drop a hint"
  23. lose ( a game); " The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
  24. leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
  25. to fall vertically; " the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
  26. let fall to the ground; " Don't drop the dishes"
  27. terminate an association with; " drop him from the Republican ticket"
  28. Same as Gutta.
  29. 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.
  30. Any small pendent ornament.
  31. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
  32. 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.
  33. A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
  34. A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
  35. A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
  36. A drop press or drop hammer.
  37. The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
  38. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
  39. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
  40. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
  41. 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.
  42. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
  43. 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.
  44. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
  45. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
  46. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
  47. To fall in drops.
  48. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
  49. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
  50. To fall dead, or to fall in death.
  51. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
  52. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
  53. To fall short of a mark.
  54. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
  55. 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.
  56. The depth of a square sail; - generally applied to the courses only.
  57. To come unexpectedly; - with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. A small round mass of moisture; something that hangs like a drop.
  61. Dropper.
  62. Dropped.
  63. Dropping.
  64. 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.
  65. To fall in small particles: to let drops fall: to fall suddenly: to come to an end: to fall or sink lower.
  66. To let fall in drops: to let fall: to let go, or dismiss: to utter casually: to lower:- pr. p. dropping; pa. p. dropped'.
  67. A globule of liquid; anything hanging like a drop.
  68. To fall in drops; fall suddenly; come to an end.
  69. To let fall in drops; to let fall.
  70. To fall, or let fall, in drops.
  71. To fall, or let fall, in any way; give up; dismiss; subside; sink.
  72. A globule of liquid; anything hanging down; a pendant.
  73. A fall; descent.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.

Usage examples for drop

  1. " Drop it," he said. – Jim Davis by John Masefield
  2. A drop won't hurt her. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  3. 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
  4. " It comes hard to see your father drop like that," he said. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  5. Then Jeffreys felt the boy's head drop on his shoulder. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  6. Old fellow, don't look at me as though you meant to drop me. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. He have drop thee watch! – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  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. Are you going to drop out? – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  10. And you might's well drop your gun. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  11. 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
  12. The wagons were ready to drop apart. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  13. Dance yourself till your legs drop off, and see how you like it. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  14. Drop the lead, Carnes! – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  15. Well, we'll drop him for the present. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  16. And the rest was being in heaven, till we began to drop. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  17. 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
  18. Theory says that it will not drop back. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  19. She was beginning to drop her eyelids in front of Tresten. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  20. The boy that brought it looked just fit to drop, my lady! – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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