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 bead, blob, driblet, drip, droplet, glob, globule Related Words 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 deepness, depthRelated Words lowness; draft, soundingNear Antonyms 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 dip, dive, down, descent, fall, nosedive, plungeRelated Words comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinkingNear Antonyms advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvementAntonyms ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn

  4. 4 the amount by which something is lessened a huge drop in pressure Synonyms abatement, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, decrease, drop-off, fall, falloff, loss, reduction, shrinkage, step-downRelated Words deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shorteningNear Antonyms accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturnAntonyms 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 better, bulge, catbird seat, advantage, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handRelated Words 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 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 disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike



Synonyms and Antonyms of drop

  1. 1 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally I dropped the fly ball drop the anchor Synonyms depress, lower, throw, throw down Related Words flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submerge Antonyms 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 crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumble Related Words abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreat Near Antonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, wax Antonyms 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 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 offRelated Words 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 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 abandon, discontinue, quit, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up or in)Related Words 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 go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, startAntonyms 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 decline, dip, descend, fall, plunge, sinkRelated Words angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms even, flatten, level, plane, smooth, straightenAntonyms 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 abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, cancel, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, scrubRelated Words 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 engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertakeAntonyms continue, keep

  7. 7 to bring forth from the womb the cow dropped her calf early this morning Synonyms birth [chiefly dialect], deliver, bear, have, mother, produceRelated Words labor; breed, multiply, propagate, reproduce, spawn; beget, father, generate, get, sire; calve, kid, kindle, kitten, litter, pup, whelpNear Antonyms 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 bowl (down or over), down, fell, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrateRelated Words 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 loseRelated Words forfeitNear Antonyms conquer, prevail (over), triumph (over)Antonyms nail (down), win

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

  11. 11 to hand over or use up in payment I dropped $50 on these shoes Synonyms disburse, spend, expend, fork (over, out, or up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell outRelated Words lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms 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 advert (to), cite, mention, instance, name, note, notice, quote, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon)Related Words 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 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 abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, decrease, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceRelated Words 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 blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms 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 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, succumbRelated Words predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms breathe, live

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