drop 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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Remaining cases were either dropped by plaintiffs or dismissed in court. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Behind Bayer’s Tough Defense of Roundup," 23 Oct. 2018 Trump’s titular fashion line, Ivanka Trump, has been dropped by Hudson’s Bay, a Canadian department store. refinery29.com, "Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Pulled From Yet Another Department Store," 14 July 2018 It’s long been name-dropped by artists from Tupac to Kanye West, and Erykah Badu and Nas have appeared in advertisements for the company. Mark Dent, Philly.com, "Forget craft beer - Philly loves brandy," 28 June 2018 Nick Spetsas was dropped by Becca Kufrin in the episode that aired last week on ABC. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Bachelor in Paradise': Orlando attorney returns," 26 June 2018 Drone incidents at prisons included a July 2017 escape from a South Carolina prison, where the inmate chopped his way through a fence using wire cutters that prison officials suspect were dropped by a drone. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "FAA prohibits drone flights over federal prisons, Coast Guard bases," 26 June 2018 Barr was also dropped by her representation, ICM Parnters. Kate Storey, Good Housekeeping, "ABC Announces 'Roseanne' Spinoff Called 'The Conners'​," 22 June 2018 Geo, the most popular television station in the country, was mysteriously dropped by cable companies. The Economist, "Pakistan’s army is using every trick to sideline Nawaz Sharif," 21 June 2018 The band’s musical and personal bonds have enabled the four to overcome adversity, from a personal tragedy to being dropped by their first record label. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Little Big Town a chart-topping, award-winning band with a mission (and a mission statement)," 14 June 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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