- A shape that is spherical and small.
- usage: "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
- A small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid. ) "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-Kipling
- A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity.
- usage: "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"
- A steep high face of rock.
- usage: "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
- A predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property. )
- A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity.
- usage: "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
- synonyms: fall
- A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery.
- A central depository where things can be left or picked up.
- The act of dropping something.
- usage: "they expected the drop would be successful"
- Let fall to the ground.
- usage: "Don't drop the dishes"
- To fall vertically.
- usage: "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
- Go down in value.
- usage: "Stock prices dropped"
- Fall or descend to a lower place or level.
- usage: "He sank to his knees"
- Terminate an association with.
- usage: "drop him from the Republican ticket"
- Utter with seeming casualness.
- usage: "drop a hint"; drop names"
- Stop pursuing or acting.
- usage: "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off"
- synonyms: knock off
- Leave or unload.
- usage: "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
- Cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow.
- usage: "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
- Lose (a game. )
- usage: "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
- Pay out.
- usage: "spend money"
- Lower the pitch of (musical notes.
- synonyms: flatten
- Hang freely.
- usage: "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
- Stop associating with.
- usage: "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
- Let or cause to fall in drops.
- usage: "dribble oil into the mixture"
- Get rid of.
- usage: "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
- Take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth.
- usage: "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
- Omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing.
- usage: " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
- Leave undone or leave out.
- usage: "How could I miss that typo"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
- Change from one level to another.
- usage: "She dropped into army jargon"
- Fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death.
- usage: "shop til you drop"
- Grow worse.
- usage: "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
- Give birth; used for animals.
- usage: "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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