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- (RP) enPR: drŏp, IPA: /drɒp/, SAMPA: /drQp/
- (GenAm) enPR: drŏp, IPA: /drɑp/, SAMPA: /drAp/
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- Rhymes: -ɒp
- A small mass of liquid just large enough to hold its own weight via surface tension, usually one that falls from a source of liquid.
- Put three drops of oil into the mixture.
- The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall.
- On one side of the road was a 50-foot drop.
- A fall, descent; an act of dropping.
- That was a long drop, but fortunately I didn't break any bones.
- A place where items or supplies may be left for others to collect, sometimes associated with criminal activity; a drop-off point.
- I left the plans at the drop, like you asked.
- An instance of dropping supplies or making a delivery, sometimes associated with delivery of supplies by parachute.
- The delivery driver has to make three more drops before lunch.
- (chiefly Template loop detected: Template:context new 2) a small amount of an alcoholic beverage; or when used with the definite article (the drop), alcoholic spirits in general.
- He usually enjoys a drop after dinner.
- It doesn't matter where you're from; anyone who enjoys the drop is a friend of mine.
- (Ireland) A single measure of whisky.
- A small, round, sweet piece of hard candy, e.g. a lemon drop; a lozenge.
- (American football) A dropped pass.
- Yet another drop for the Tiger tight end.
- (American football) Short for drop-back or drop back.
- The Tiger quarterback took a one-step drop, expecting his tight end to be open.
- (clothing) In a woman, the difference between bust circumference and hip circumference; in a man, the difference between chest circumference and waist circumference.
- (video games, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any item dropped by defeated enemies.
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To fall.
- A single shot was fired and the bird dropped from the sky.
- (intransitive) To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc.
- The stock dropped 1.5% yesterday.
- We can take our vacation when the price of fuel drops.
- Watch for the tempurature to drop sharply, then you'll know the reaction is complete.
- (intransitive) To lower oneself quickly to the ground.
- Drop and give me thirty push-ups, private!
- If your clothes are on fire, stop, drop and roll.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To allow to fall, either by releasing hold of, or losing one's grip on.
- Don't drop that plate!
- The police ordered the men to drop their weapons.
- (transitive) To get rid of; to eject; to remove; to dismiss; to cease to include, as if on a list.
- I dropped ten pounds and an obnoxious fiance.
- I've been dropped from the football team.
- (transitive) To write and send (as a letter or message). See also drop (someone) a line.
- Drop me a note when you get to the city.
- (transitive) To cease concerning oneself over; to stop discussing with someone.
- I'm tired of this subject. Will you just drop it?
- (transitive) To express or utter casually or incidentally; to casually mention, usually in conversation, sometimes to give an impression of knowledge, ownership, membership, notoriety, or status. See also name-drop.
- The moderator would drop hints whenever the students struggled.
- (transitive) To kill, usually by gunshot, especially in reference to big game hunting; or, sometimes, to knock down; to render unconscious.
- Make any sudden movements and I will drop you!
- 1846, ed. by G. W. Nickisson, “Elephant-Shooting in Ceylon”, in Fraser's Magazine, vol. XXXIII, no. CXCVII
- 1892, Alexander A. A. Kinloch, Large Game Shooting in Thibet, the Himalayas, Northern and Central India, page 126
- As with all other animals, a shot behind the shoulder is the most likely to drop the beast on the spot...
- 1921, Daniel Henderson, Boone of the Wilderness, page 54
- He dropped the beast with a bullet in its heart.
- 1985, Beastie Boys, Paul Revere:
- The piano player's out, the music stopped / His boy had beef, and he got dropped...
- 1992, Dan Parkinson, Dust on the Wind, page 164
- With a quick clench of the fist on Joey's throat, Bodie dropped him. The man crumpled to the ground...
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To fail to pronounce.
- Cockneys drop their h's.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To fail to respond to (an argument).
- The affirmative team dropped our arguments about the cost of the plan.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To swallow, as in ingesting a hallucinogen, particularly LSD.
- They had never dropped acid.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To impart.
- I drop knowledge wherever I go.
- Yo, I drop rhymes like nobody's business.
drop f., m. and n.; tendency towards using the masculine form mostly both in the Netherlands and Flanders (diminutive dropje)
- licorice, especially a distinct form of very salty licorice sold as small round candies.
- zoethout n.
drop m. (plural drops)
- (rugby) drop goal
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