drop·​ping | \ ˈdrä-piŋ How to pronounce dropping (audio) \

Definition of dropping

1 : something dropped
2 droppings plural : dung

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Examples of dropping in a Sentence

the only bad part about owning a rabbit was cleaning the droppings out of the litter box every night the dropping of an act from the talent show should bring it in on time
Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, firefighters are reinforcing containment lines, monitoring for spot fires, conducting suppression repairs along the fire's perimeter and dropping water. Helena Wegner, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona wildfires: No growth overnight for Bush Fire," 23 June 2020 The rates were never jaw-dropping but, at this time last year, offered a healthy 2.15% return. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "So much for ‘high yield’: Goldman Sachs cuts rate to 1.05% on Marcus accounts," 18 June 2020 Here are some ice chests to fit your particular temperature-dropping needs. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "Chill coolers to keep your beverages and food cold," 16 June 2020 His scoring average dropping from 23.6 points per game his first four seasons to 14.4 over the next four, including another stint with the Pacers. Matthew Glenesk, The Indianapolis Star, "Indiana By The Numbers: Who wore it best? No. 25," 18 June 2020 Right now, both the Queen and King sizes are on sale at Amazon, with the former dropping by 41% from $95.99 to $54.99 and the latter falling by 40% from $100 to $59.99. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Wednesday," 10 June 2020 The altar was decorated with flowers and demonstrators took turns dropping offerings, many lingering in silence and kneeling. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Rage gives way to grief and hope in Bay Area protests," 9 June 2020 This time out, though, ADP showed private payroll employment dropping in May by 2.7 million. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, "Donald Trump Is Celebrating the Wrong Economic Accomplishment," 5 June 2020 Otherwise, the day will be mostly cloudy with the high dropping to around 70 degrees. oregonlive, "Portland Wednesday weather: Clouds burn off quickly to mostly sunny skies; high 75," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of dropping

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dropping was in the 14th century

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3 Jul 2020

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“Dropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropping. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dropping

: a piece of solid waste from an animal or bird

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