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drop–off

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noun \ˈdräp-ˌȯf\

Simple Definition of drop–off

  • : a very steep downward slope

  • : a very large decrease in level or amount

  • : the act of taking someone or something to a place and then leaving : the act of dropping someone or something off

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of drop–off

  1. 1 :  a very steep or perpendicular descent

  2. 2 :  a marked dwindling or decline <a drop–off in attendance>

  3. 3 :  the act or an instance of making a usually brief deposit or delivery <drop–off points along the route>

1923

First Known Use of drop–off

1923


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