drop-off

noun \ ˈdräp-ˌȯf \

Definition of drop-off

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

First Known Use of drop-off

1923

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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drop off

verb \ ˌdräp-ˈȯf \

Definition of drop off

: to fall asleep

Examples of drop off in a Sentence

  1. my interest in photography has dropped off over the years

First Known Use of drop off

1812

in the meaning defined above

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DROP-OFF Defined for English Language Learners

drop-off

Definition of drop-off for English Language Learners

  • : 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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