drop by

verb
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of drop by

intransitive verb
: to pay a brief casual visit
transitive verb
: to visit casually or unexpectedly
  • drop by a friend's house

Examples of drop by in a Sentence

  1. I'll either drop by on the way there or on the way back.

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First Known Use of drop by

circa 1905

drop by Synonyms

Synonyms
come by, come over, call, drop in, pop (in), run (over), run in, step in, stop (by or in), visit
Related Words
barge (in); look up, see; bop (into), happen (by); frequent, hang (at), haunt, resort (to)


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