drop by

verb
dropped by; dropping by; drops by

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

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Examples of drop by in a Sentence

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

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The volume of home flips year-over-year were down by 18 percent across the country in August, marking the third time in the last six months home flipping has dropped by double-digit percentages year-over-year. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "As housing market cools, home flipping shows signs of decline," 5 Nov. 2018 The charges of shoplifting and obstructing official business against the 11-year-old have been dropped by county prosecutors, according to the Enquirer. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "The Off-Duty Cop Who Tased an 11-Year-Old Said "This Is Why There's No Grocery Stores in the Black Community"," 6 Sep. 2018 But one question still lingers: will any of the OG cast members drop by for a cameo? De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Zac Efron Says He'd Consider a Cameo on "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series"," 27 Apr. 2019 CBS Los Angeles reports the move follows a massive online backlash that resulted in her products getting dropped by other marijuana sellers. CBS News, "Woman resigns as CEO of company after backlash from calling police on girl selling water," 27 June 2018 Around Florida, the preferred habitat of a fish called the sheepshead drops by nearly half. David Malakoff, Science | AAAS, "Warming seas may scramble North America’s fishing industry," 16 May 2018 For the following six months, the rebate drops by half, to $3,750. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Buying a Tesla? Don't Count on That $7,500 Tax Credit," 2 May 2018 Meanwhile, higher education funding has dropped by 16 percent, tuition to community colleges has doubled, and the cost of attending public four-year universities has gone up by 50 percent. Amanda Abrams, The New Republic, "Forget Tax Breaks. Education Is the Key to Attracting Businesses.," 13 Mar. 2018 What was a nice-sized crowd often drops by two-thirds. OregonLive.com, "And 1: Reviewing the week in Oregon high school basketball, Jan. 29 edition," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of drop by

circa 1905, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of drop by was circa 1905

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