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 The New York City of 2013, with crime down and dropping and the economy growing, seems a long way away -- a reality that could, in the end, benefit Garcia's bid. Gregory Krieg, CNN, 17 June 2021 Guardiola and Manchester City, meanwhile, had once again laid waste to English soccer, dropping points just six times in their final 29 league matches. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2021 With coronavirus infections dropping and 50% of American adults fully vaccinated, many people in the nation are looking forward to Memorial Day weekend. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 May 12, 2021 TV news helicopter footage showed an airplane dropping retardant on the fire and a helicopter making water drops while crews on the ground were dousing flames with hoses. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2021 In recent weeks, with vaccines readily available and caseloads dropping, Bowser has been widely criticized by lawmakers and local business owners for the pace of easing capacity limits. Washington Post, 12 May 2021 By February, with cases and hospitalizations dropping, demand dipped below what blood banks had stockpiled. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2021 The delays in the new versions of the Model S and Model X, and the dropping of the highest end version of the Model S could point to some troubles at Tesla. Chris Isidore, CNN, 7 June 2021 So, use the mask, the dropping of the mask ordinance, to incentivize higher vaccination rates. NBC News, 16 May 2021

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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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22 Jun 2021

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“Dropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropping. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dropping

: a piece of solid waste from an animal or bird


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