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drop

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1 the quantity of fluid that falls naturally in one rounded mass

  • a drop of water fell from the leaky faucet every few seconds
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2 distance measured from the top to the bottom of something

  • a drop of 10 feet from the roof to the ground
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3 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude

  • the sudden drop of the plane really shook up the passengers
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drop

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1 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally

  • I dropped the fly ball
  • drop the anchor
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2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly

  • although they start out high, prices for home electronics eventually drop
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3 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end

  • drop what youʼre doing and come here
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have done with, put the kibosh on

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4 to stop doing (something) permanently

  • isnʼt it time you dropped that smoking habit and spent your money on better things?
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hang it up, have done (with)

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5 to lead or extend downward

  • the cable car tracks can drop suddenly, so be sure to hang onto something
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6 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)

  • drop that plan in favor of another
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7 to bring forth from the womb

  • the cow dropped her calf early this morning
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bear, birth [chiefly dialect], deliver, have, mother, produce

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give birth to

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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
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9 to fail to win, gain, or obtain

  • the local hockey team has dropped two out of the last three contests
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10 to fall or let fall in or as if in drops

  • the cold glass dropped condensation
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11 to hand over or use up in payment

  • I dropped $50 on these shoes
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12 to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically

  • he would ever so "casually" drop the names of celebrities he knew personally
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13 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent

  • with these icy road conditions, drivers should be dropping their speed
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14 to stop living

  • during the Black Death people all over Asia and Europe were dropping like flies
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bite the dust, buy it (or buy the farm), give up the ghost, kick the bucket, snuff it [British]

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