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
Synonyms: pearl bead

"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)
Synonyms: driblet

"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
Synonyms: sink drop_down

"He sank to his knees."

Related terms: rise change_posture sag sag drop_open slump
7. [ verb ] utter casually

"drop a hint"

Related terms: express
8. [ verb ] terminate an association with

"drop him from the Republican ticket"

Related terms: remove dismiss
9. [ verb ] stop pursuing or acting
Synonyms: knock_off

"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)
Synonyms: flatten
Related terms: sharpen change music
15. [ verb ] pay out
Synonyms: spend expend

"spend money"

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"

Related terms: give_birth
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
Synonyms: falling fall

"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"

Related terms: fire
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
Synonyms: cliff drop-off

"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"

Related terms: change
26. [ verb ] hang freely
Synonyms: dangle swing

"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
Synonyms: drop_cloth drop_curtain
Related terms: curtain sink
28. [ verb ] let or cause to fall in drops
Synonyms: drip dribble

"dribble oil into the mixture"

Related terms: pour drip drip
29. [ noun ] the act of dropping something

"they expected the drop would be successful"

Related terms: descent
Similar spelling:   droop