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

Examples of drop by in a Sentence

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

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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“Drop by.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20by. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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