|1.||[ verb ] let fall to the ground|
"Don't drop the dishes"
|Related terms:||move hang plonk_down plop dump sink|
|2.||[ verb ] to fall vertically|
: "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
|Related terms:||descend plummet flump precipitate decline plunge|
|3.||[ verb ] go down in value|
"Stock prices dropped"
|Related terms:||decline slump tumble|
|4.||[ noun ] a shape that is small and round|
"he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops" "beads of sweat on his forehead"
|Related terms:||round_shape teardrop dewdrop bead|
|5.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||small_indefinite_quantity tear droplet eyedrop raindrop dribble|
|6.||[ verb ] fall or drop to a lower place or level|
"He sank to his knees."
|Related terms:||rise change_posture sag sag drop_open slump|
|7.||[ verb ] utter casually|
"drop a hint"
|8.||[ verb ] terminate an association with|
"drop him from the Republican ticket"
|Related terms:||remove dismiss|
|9.||[ verb ] stop pursuing or acting|
"drop a lawsuit" "knock it off!"
|Related terms:||discontinue nolle_pros|
|10.||[ verb ] leave or unload, esp. of passengers or cargo;|
|Synonyms:||unload put_down discharge set_down|
|Related terms:||deliver wharf air-drop|
|11.||[ verb ] of games, in sports|
: "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
|Related terms:||lose sport|
|12.||[ verb ] cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow|
|Synonyms:||fell cut_down strike_down|
"strike down a tree" "Lightning struck down the hikers"
|Related terms:||cut chop_down log cut poleax descend|
|13.||[ noun ] a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity|
|Synonyms:||dip free_fall fall|
"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"
|Related terms:||decrease voltage_drop correction decrease|
|14.||[ verb ] (music) lower the pitch of (musical notes)|
|Related terms:||sharpen change music|
|15.||[ verb ] pay out|
|Related terms:||pay afford invest consume consume penny-pinch save misspend squander underspend wanton expending spending spender|
|16.||[ verb ] give birth; used for animals|
"The cow dropped her calf this morning"
|17.||[ verb ] get rid of|
|Synonyms:||throw shed shake_off throw_off cast_off throw_away cast|
"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"
|Related terms:||remove autotomize exfoliate abscise shed|
|18.||[ verb ] grow worse|
|Synonyms:||deteriorate devolve degenerate|
"Her condition deteriorated" "Conditions in the slums degenerated" "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
|Related terms:||recuperate worsen tire age languish waste degeneracy deterioration|
|19.||[ noun ] a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity|
"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
|Related terms:||descent gravitation precipitation free_fall plunge|
|20.||[ noun ] a central depository where things can be left or picked up|
|Related terms:||depository maildrop|
|21.||[ verb ] (work) stop associating with|
|Synonyms:||dismiss send_away send_packing|
"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
|22.||[ noun ] a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)|
|Related terms:||hiding_place dead_drop drug|
|23.||[ noun ] a steep high face of rock|
"he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town" "a steep drop"
|Related terms:||geological_formation precipice crag|
|24.||[ verb ] leave undone or leave out|
|Synonyms:||neglect miss leave_out overlook overleap pretermit omit|
"How could I miss that typo?" "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
|Related terms:||attend_to forget jump omission omission neglecter|
|25.||[ verb ] change from one level to another|
"She dropped into army jargon"
|26.||[ verb ] hang freely|
"the ornaments dangled from the tree" "The light dropped from the ceiling"
|Related terms:||hang droop swing|
|27.||[ noun ] (theater) a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery|
|Related terms:||curtain sink|
|28.||[ verb ] let or cause to fall in drops|
"dribble oil into the mixture"
|Related terms:||pour drip drip|
|29.||[ noun ] the act of dropping something|
"they expected the drop would be successful"