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drop

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drop

  1. 1 the quantity of fluid that falls naturally in one rounded mass a drop of water fell from the leaky faucet every few seconds Synonyms of drop bead, blob, driblet, drip, droplet, glob, globule Words Related to drop gobbet; dewdrop, raindrop, tear, teardrop; spatter; dribble, trickle

  2. 2 distance measured from the top to the bottom of something a drop of 10 feet from the roof to the ground Synonyms of drop deepness, depthWords Related to drop lowness; draft, soundingNear Antonyms of drop shallowness; altitude, elevation, height, stature

  3. 3 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude the sudden drop of the plane really shook up the passengers Synonyms of drop dip, dive, down, descent, fall, nosedive, plungeWords Related to drop comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinkingNear Antonyms of drop advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvementAntonyms of drop ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn

  4. 4 the amount by which something is lessened a huge drop in pressure Synonyms of drop abatement, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, decrease, drop-off, fall, falloff, loss, reduction, shrinkage, step-downWords Related to drop deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shorteningNear Antonyms of drop accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturnAntonyms of drop boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise, step-up, uptick

  5. 5 the more favorable condition or position in a competition got the drop on his opponent very early in the wrestling match Synonyms of drop better, bulge, catbird seat, advantage, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handWords Related to drop allowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfallNear Antonyms of drop detriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setbackAntonyms of drop disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike


drop

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drop

  1. 1 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally I dropped the fly ball drop the anchor Synonyms of drop depress, lower, throw, throw down Words Related to drop flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submerge Antonyms of drop lift, pick up, raise

  2. 2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly although they start out high, prices for home electronics eventually drop Synonyms of drop crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumble Words Related to drop abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreat Near Antonyms of drop accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, wax Antonyms of drop arise, ascend, lift, mount, rise, soar, spike, up

  3. 3 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end drop what you're doing and come here Synonyms of drop break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, stop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut offWords Related to drop complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms of drop carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  4. 4 to stop doing (something) permanently isn't it time you dropped that smoking habit and spent your money on better things? Synonyms of drop abandon, discontinue, quit, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up or in)Words Related to drop break off, break up, cease, close, conclude, end, expire, finish, halt, leave off, shut off; pause, taper off; throw up; round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upNear Antonyms of drop go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, startAntonyms of drop carry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain

  5. 5 to lead or extend downward the cable car tracks can drop suddenly, so be sure to hang onto something Synonyms of drop decline, dip, descend, fall, plunge, sinkWords Related to drop angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms of drop even, flatten, level, plane, smooth, straightenAntonyms of drop arise, ascend, climb, mount, rise, uprise, upsweep, upturn

  6. 6 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to) drop that plan in favor of another Synonyms of drop abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, cancel, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, scrubWords Related to drop abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrenderNear Antonyms of drop engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertakeAntonyms of drop continue, keep

  7. 7 to bring forth from the womb the cow dropped her calf early this morning Synonyms of drop birth [chiefly dialect], deliver, bear, have, mother, produceWords Related to drop labor; breed, multiply, propagate, reproduce, spawn; beget, father, generate, get, sire; calve, kid, kindle, kitten, litter, pup, whelpNear Antonyms of drop abort, lose, miscarry

  8. 8 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall dropped the would-be mugger in his tracks with a single well-aimed blow Synonyms of drop bowl (down or over), down, fell, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrateWords Related to drop kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale

  9. 9 to fail to win, gain, or obtain the local hockey team has dropped two out of the last three contests Synonyms of drop loseWords Related to drop forfeitNear Antonyms of drop conquer, prevail (over), triumph (over)Antonyms of drop nail (down), win

  10. 10 to fall or let fall in or as if in drops the cold glass dropped condensation Synonyms of drop distill (also distil), dribble, drip, trickleWords Related to drop drizzle, sprinkle; flow, pour, roll, run, stream; cascade, gutter, riffle, ripple; bleed, exude, ooze, seep, weep; dischargeNear Antonyms of drop gush, spout, spurt

  11. 11 to hand over or use up in payment I dropped $50 on these shoes Synonyms of drop disburse, spend, expend, fork (over, out, or up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell outWords Related to drop lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms of drop cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win

  12. 12 to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically he would ever so “casually” drop the names of celebrities he knew personally Synonyms of drop advert (to), cite, mention, instance, name, note, notice, quote, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon)Words Related to drop allude (to), hint (at), imply, indicate, infer, intend, intimate, suggest; point (out), signal, signify; denominate, designate; indicate; bring up, broach, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce; infiltrate, insinuate, worm; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publicize, publish, sound; clarify, clear (up), elucidate, explain, explicate, spell outNear Antonyms of drop disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight

  13. 13 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent with these icy road conditions, drivers should be dropping their speed Synonyms of drop abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, decrease, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceWords Related to drop compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms of drop blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms of drop aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise

  14. 14 to stop living during the Black Death people all over Asia and Europe were dropping like flies Synonyms of drop check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, die, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbWords Related to drop predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms of drop come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms of drop breathe, live



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