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When you drop something, you let go of it and it falls. To drop a football is every receiver's nightmare. If you decide to drop your girlfriend or boyfriend, it will be their nightmare.

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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.

Noun
the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful"

Noun
a central depository where things can be left or picked up

Noun
a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

Noun
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"

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a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

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Noun
a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)

Noun
a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"

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"

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a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"

Verb
give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"

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grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

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stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"

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lower the pitch of (musical notes)

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go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"

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change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"

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leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

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utter casually; "drop a hint"

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lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"

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cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"

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leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;

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get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

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let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"

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to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

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let fall to the ground; "Don''t drop the dishes"

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fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"

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pay out; "spend money"

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terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"

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stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

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hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"


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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.

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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.

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Same as Gutta.

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Any small pendent ornament.

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Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something

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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.

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A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.

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A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.

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A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.

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A drop press or drop hammer.

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The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.

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Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.

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The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.

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Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.

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To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.

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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.

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To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.

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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.

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To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.

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To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.

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To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.

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To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.

v. i.
To fall in drops.

v. i.
To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.

v. i.
To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.

v. i.
To fall dead, or to fall in death.

v. i.
To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.

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To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.

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To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.

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To fall short of a mark.

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To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.


Drop

Drop , n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre'a2pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drjpa. Cf. Drip, Droop.] 1. 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.
With minute drops from off the eaves.
As dear to me as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart.
That drop of peace divine.
2. 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. 3. (Arch.) (a) Same as Gutta. (b) Any small pendent ornament. 4. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something; as: (a) 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. (b) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck. (c) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet. (d) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc. (e) A drop press or drop hammer. (f) (Mach.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger. 5. pl. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops. 6. (Naut.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only. Ham. Nav. Encyc. 7. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent. Ague drop, Black drop. See under Ague, Black. -- Drop by drop, in small successive quantities; in repeated portions. "Made to taste drop by drop more than the bitterness of death." Burke. -- Drop curtain. See Drop, n., 4. (d). -- Drop forging. (Mech.) (a) A forging made in dies by a drop hammer. (b) The process of making drop forgings. -- Drop hammer (Mech.), a hammer for forging, striking up metal, etc., the weight being raised by a strap or similar device, and then released to drop on the metal resting on an anvil or die. -- Drop kick (Football), a kick given to the ball as it rebounds after having been dropped from the hands. -- Drop lake, a pigment obtained from Brazil wood. Mollett. -- Drop letter, a letter to be delivered from the same office where posted. -- Drop press (Mech.), a drop hammer; sometimes, a dead-stroke hammer; -- also called drop. -- Drop scene, a drop curtain on which a scene is painted. See Drop, n., 4. (d). -- Drop seed. (Bot.) See the List under Glass. -- Drop serene. (Med.) See Amaurosis.

Drop

Drop , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dropped or Dropt; p. pr. & vb. n. Dropping.] [OE. droppen, AS. dropan, v. i. See Drop, n.] 1. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill. "The trees drop balsam." Creech.
The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.
2. 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. 3. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
They suddenly drop't the pursuit.
That astonishing ease with which fine ladies drop you and pick you up again.
The connection had been dropped many years.
Dropping the too rough H in Hell and Heaven.
4. 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. 5. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc. 6. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word. 7. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb. 8. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
Show to the sun their waved coats dropped with gold.
To drop a vessel (Naut.), to leave it astern in a race or a chase; to outsail it.

Drop

Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops.
The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell.
2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
Mutilations of which the meaning has dropped out of memory.
When the sound of dropping nuts is heard.
3. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
The heavens . . . dropped at the presence of God.
4. To fall dead, or to fall in death.
Nothing, says Seneca, so soon reconciles us to the thoughts of our own death, as the prospect of one friend after another dropping round us.
5. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped. Pope. 6. To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment. Steele.
Takes care to drop in when he thinks you are just seated.
7. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little. 8. To fall short of a mark. [R.]
Often it drops or overshoots by the disproportion of distance.
9. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards. To drop astern (Naut.), to go astern of another vessel; to be left behind; to slacken the speed of a vessel so as to fall behind and to let another pass a head. -- To drop down (Naut.), to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea. -- To drop off, to fall asleep gently; also, to die. [Colloq.]

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.

To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.

To fall in drops.

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Usage Examples

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.

I don't know if you can change things, but it's a drop in the ocean.

I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind.

I deal with my sons like young men. If they have a problem with something, they come to me. I am the type of dad that will drop everything I am doing for them, and always tell them to talk to me about it.

At one point I had to shove as much food in my body as possible to pack on calories. My trainer wanted me to do six meals a day and not go two hours without eating. If I would cheat on eating one day, I could tell - I'd drop a few pounds.

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

A lost election can have the jolt of a drop through the gallows door, leading to a dark night of the soul in which the future presses down like a cloud that will never lift.

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.

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.

I like spending time at home. In Paris, people drop by and have a bite to eat, or they drop by and watch Friends on TV. I take my dog to the office there, and I walk to work sometimes.

Being insecure - I'm a master, a virtuoso - they can be handing me the keys to the kingdom and all I can think is, I hope I don't drop the key.

I not only wanted to showcase lyrical skills but also continue to drop knowledge on the hiphop community. I'm looking to elevate through my music, and through my music I educate.

I found out that colonels can stay until they drop dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty as an Army trained emergency room doctor, I could stay until age 67.

I can't remember a time when my mom didn't work. She has forever been on the move: a go-getter. When my brother Adel and I had a paper route as kids, my mom would get up before us at the crack of dawn to drop off the Washington Post at different corners.

At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules.

I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.

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