He squeezed the bottle until a few drops came out.
She doesn't have a single drop of selfishness in her.
The poet wrings the last drop of meaning from every word. Verb
Be careful not to drop the chair on your foot.
She dropped the apple core into the trash can.
They dropped bombs on the city.
He dropped the vase and it shattered into pieces.
The player dropped the ball.
The pen rolled to the edge of the table and dropped to the floor.
The book dropped from my hand.
The ball dropped between the right and center fielders.
She was so tired she felt she would drop.
He worked until he dropped. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Poor light promotes bud drop and poor growth after flowering.—Janet B. Carson, arkansasonline.com, 20 Nov. 2023 But buyers hoping to see a drastic drop anytime soon are out of luck, economists and housing market experts say.—Sydney Lake, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2023 When a recent federal report published last week showed routine childhood vaccination rates had fallen among kindergartners for the 2022-23 school year, public health experts were disheartened to see the drop.—Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 17 Nov. 2023 After a disappointing $47 million debut, the comic book tentpole is bracing for a 50-55% drop, which puts ticket sales around $21 million to $23 million in its sophomore outing.—Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 15 Nov. 2023 The day ended as a rainstorm rolled in from the west, pelting us with heavy drops on the drive south into Loreto.—Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2023 Part 1 drops Thursday, Nov. 16 and the series concludes with the second drop of episodes on Dec. 14.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023 Despite the huge drop, streaming revenue at Max, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, were up 5 percent—with a 30 percent year-on-year jump in advertising revenue.—WIRED, 8 Nov. 2023 A lot of California counties are giving out the tax cuts this year, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, which experienced some of the biggest drops.—Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2023
The Aztecs dropped four spots in the USA Today coaches poll, from No. 28 to 32.—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 However, in the last couple years, part ones and twos have started to return again, at least until a few weeks ago when Mission: Impossible 8 decided to drop its part two title.—Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2023 But the Mouse’s actual 2023 number dropped to $27 billion after the strikes began and is projected by Disney to drop again to $25 billion in fiscal 2024.—Joe Otterson, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 Dyson's cult-favorite, state-of-the-art tech devices—including its Dyson Airwrap hair styling tool, cordless vacuums, and air purifiers—usually drop to their lowest prices of the year during the Dyson Black Friday sale.—Malia Griggs, Glamour, 21 Nov. 2023 Video shows Ricci dropping his keys and a to-go drink and, in seconds, pulling a handgun from his waist and shooting as the men ran away.—Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 John and Cynthia Lennon acquired their large rustic house in Kenwood, England, for just £20,000 in July 1964, the same summer the Beatles dropped their iconic third studio album, A Hard Day’s Night.—Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 Automaker Mazda Motor lost 4.5%, trading firm Itochu dropped 3.65%, and auto parts maker
Corp.shed 3.1%.—WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 The International Energy Agency argues solar PV will overtake coal by 2027 to become the largest source of power generation in the world now that costs have dropped more than 80% in the past decade.—Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English, from Old English dropa; akin to Old High German tropfo drop
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)