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drops

verb
present tense third-person singular of drop

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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4 to stop doing (something) permanently
  • isn't it time you dropped that smoking habit and spent your money on better things?

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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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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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14 to stop living
  • during the Black Death people all over Asia and Europe were dropping like flies

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drops

noun
plural of drop

Synonyms & Antonyms of drops (Entry 2 of 2)

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 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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“Drops.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drops. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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