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Definition of dropped

: designed to extend or begin lower than normal a dress with a dropped waist dropped shoulders

Examples of dropped in a Sentence

a dress with a dropped waist
Recent Examples on the Web The game became more competitive after the first delay, but the Irish couldn’t overcome a litany of mistakes: three interceptions, two lost fumbles, one missed field goal and a handful of dropped passes. Tyler James, Indianapolis Star, "Recounting Notre Dame football's wildest games of the last 30 years," 2 May 2020 Diffuse impact Problems are likely to range from dropped connections to slow downloads or loss of video feeds. Scott Moritz, Fortune, "Empty offices, full homes: Coronavirus might strain the internet," 8 Mar. 2020 This can often result in a delay in sound between the two ears, stuttering audio, or a dropped connection. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "The New Version of Bluetooth Is Here to Fix Your Headphones," 6 Jan. 2020 In the Miami cases whose resolutions could be determined, about a third ended up with dropped charges or acquittals, a rate that is on par for NFL criminal cases in other cities. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "Super Bowl site Miami leads NFL in one category: player arrests," 28 Jan. 2020 That dichotomy, and a host of dropped passes and uncharacteristic penalties, prompted questions about rust after the game. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "'Is this really happening?' Ravens' dream season crumbles with loss to the Titans," 12 Jan. 2020 The dropped charges included felony drug possession, trespassing and resisting arrest for allegedly biting the officer, police said. Taylor Romine, CNN, "Baltimore police are investigating arrest shown in viral video," 6 Dec. 2019 Gruden said the conditions were not an excuse, though the rain did appear to have an effect in the form of dropped passes and missed tackles. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders’ game grades vs. Jets: An across-the-board letdown," 24 Nov. 2019 Sunday’s setback — filled with dropped passes and botched field goals and missed opportunities and more postgame agitation — was the Bears’ fifth loss in their last six games. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Column: ‘For whatever reason, here’s Chase Daniel.’ That could become the perfect advertisement for the Bears’ final 6 weeks.," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dropped

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dropped was in 1915

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“Dropped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropped. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dropped

of clothing : made to be in a lower position on the body than is usual

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