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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 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 At the scene, a dropped coffee cup had spilled its contents across the crosswalk’s white lines. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "Vehicle hits two pedestrians in front of Simsbury town hall, police department," 6 Nov. 2019 But in a misting first half, the Gophers’ passing game failed to put many quality plays together, with an interception and a handful of dropped passes. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers’ 40-17 win over Illinois gets U to 5-0 for first time since 2004," 5 Oct. 2019 Four-year starting quarterback Wick Hauser had one touchdown and 150 total yards but should have had close to double that if not for dropped passes and penalties. Luke Ramirez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mater Dei Catholic junior QB opens season with a bang," 23 Aug. 2019 As a rookie and at Notre Dame, Texans wide receiver Will Fuller had an issue with dropped passes. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Will Fuller has upgraded hands," 17 Aug. 2019 Having bailed Jurgen Klopp's side out on so many occasions, a drop in form from their formidable front three will lead to more dropped points next season. SI.com, "Tottenham Hotspur: Why Spurs Are Serious Contenders for the Premier League Title," 22 July 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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10 Dec 2019

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“Dropped.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropped. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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not to be intimidated or subdued

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