\ ˈdräp-ˌȯf How to pronounce drop-off (audio) \

Definition of drop-off

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a very steep or perpendicular descent
2 : a marked dwindling or decline a drop-off in attendance
3 : the act or an instance of making a usually brief deposit or delivery drop-off points along the route

drop off

\ ˌdräp-ˈȯf How to pronounce drop off (audio) \
dropped off; dropping off; drops off

Definition of drop off (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to fall asleep

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Examples of drop-off in a Sentence

Verb my interest in photography has dropped off over the years

First Known Use of drop-off


1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drop-off was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Drop-off.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20off. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of drop-off

: a very steep downward slope
: a very large decrease in level or amount
: the act of taking someone or something to a place and then leaving : the act of dropping someone or something off

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