drop–off

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noun \ˈdräp-ˌȯf\

Definition of drop–off

  1. 1 :  a very steep or perpendicular descent

  2. 2 :  a marked dwindling or decline a drop–off in attendance

  3. 3 :  the act or an instance of making a usually brief deposit or delivery drop–off points along the route

1923

First Known Use of drop–off

1923


DROP–OFF Defined for English Language Learners

drop–off

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noun \ˈdräp-ˌȯf\

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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