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drop

noun (n)

  • a shape that is spherical and small (noun.shape)
    Synonym: bead, pearl
    Example:
    He studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid) (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: drib, driblet
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: dip, fall, free fall
    Example:
    A drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index.
    There was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery.
    source: wordnet30
  • a steep high face of rock (noun.object)
    Synonym: cliff, drop-off
    Example:
    A steep drop.
    source: wordnet30
  • a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity (noun.event)
    Synonym: fall
    Example:
    It was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height.
    source: wordnet30
  • a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a central depository where things can be left or picked up (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of dropping something (noun.act)
    Example:
    They expected the drop would be successful.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • let fall to the ground (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Don't drop the dishes.
    source: wordnet30
  • to fall vertically (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The bombs are dropping on enemy targets.
    source: wordnet30
  • go down in value (verb.change)
    Synonym: correct, decline, slump
    Example:
    Stock prices dropped.
    source: wordnet30
  • fall or descend to a lower place or level (verb.motion)
    Synonym: drop down, sink
    source: wordnet30
  • terminate an association with (verb.social)
    Example:
    Drop him from the Republican ticket.
    source: wordnet30
  • utter with seeming casualness (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Drop a hint.
    Drop names.
    source: wordnet30
  • stop pursuing or acting (verb.change)
    Synonym: knock off
    Example:
    Drop a lawsuit.
    source: wordnet30
  • leave or unload (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Drop off the passengers at the hotel.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • lose (a game) (verb.competition)
    Example:
    The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13.
    source: wordnet30
  • pay out (verb.possession)
    Synonym: expend, spend
    source: wordnet30
  • lower the pitch of (musical notes) (verb.change)
    Synonym: flatten
    Antonym: sharpen
    source: wordnet30
  • hang freely (verb.stative)
    Synonym: dangle, suspend, swing
    Example:
    The light dropped from the ceiling.
    source: wordnet30
  • stop associating with (verb.social)
    Example:
    They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock.
    source: wordnet30
  • let or cause to fall in drops (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dribble, drip
    source: wordnet30
  • get rid of (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth (verb.consumption)
    Example:
    She dropped acid when she was a teenager.
    source: wordnet30
  • omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's.
    source: wordnet30
  • leave undone or leave out (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • change from one level to another (verb.change)
    Example:
    She dropped into army jargon.
    source: wordnet30
  • fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death (verb.change)
    Example:
    Shop til you drop.
    source: wordnet30
  • grow worse (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • give birth; used for animals (verb.body)
    Example:
    The cow dropped her calf this morning.
    source: wordnet30
  • To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To fall in drops. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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