dropped, past participle; drops, 3rd person singular present; dropping, present participle; dropped, past tense;
Let or make (something) fall vertically
the fire was caused by someone dropping a lighted cigarette
they dropped bombs on London during the raid
Deliver (supplies or troops) by parachute
the airlift dropped food into the camp
Score (a goal) by a drop kick
(of an animal, esp. a mare, cow, or ewe) Give birth to (young)
Take (a drug, esp. LSD) orally
he dropped a lot of acid in the Sixties
the spoon dropped with a clatter from her hand
(of a person) Allow oneself to fall; let oneself down without jumping
they escaped by climbing out of the window and dropping to the ground
(of a person or animal) Sink to or toward the ground
he dropped to his knees in the mud
Collapse or die from exhaustion
he looked ready to drop
(of ground) Slope steeply down
the cliff drops ninety yards to the valley below
Make or become lower, weaker, or less
he dropped his voice as she came into the room
pretax profits dropped by 37 percent
tourism has dropped off in the last few years
Abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
the charges against him were dropped last year
drop everything and get over here!
Discard or exclude (someone or something)
they were dropped from the team in the reshuffle
Stop associating with
I was under pressure from family and friends to drop Barbara
Omit (a letter or syllable) in speech
our English au pair drops her h's
Set down or unload (a passenger or goods), esp. on the way to somewhere else
he dropped the load off at a dealer's
his mom dropped him outside and drove off to work
Put or leave in a particular place without ceremony or formality
just drop it in the mail when you've got time
Mention in passing, typically in order to impress
she dropped a remark about having been included in the selection
(in sports) Fail to win (a point, game, or match)
Lose (money), esp. through gambling
they drifted into a roulette parlor and dropped about fifteen dollars
Be forced to play (a relatively high card) as a loser under an opponent's higher card, because it is the only card in its suit held in the hand
Force (an opponent's high card) to be played as a loser in this way
declarer dropped West's queen on the second round of spades
(of a card) Be played in this way
the queen dropped
A small round or pear-shaped portion of liquid that hangs or falls or adheres to a surface
the first drops of rain splashed on the ground
A very small amount of liquid
there was not a drop of water in sight
A drink of alcoholic liquor
he doesn't touch a drop during the week
Liquid medicine to be measured or applied in very small amounts
An instance of falling or dropping
they left within five minutes of the drop of the curtain
An act of dropping supplies or troops by parachute
the planes finally managed to make the drop
A fall in amount, quality, or rate
a significant drop in consumer spending
An abrupt fall or slope
standing on the lip of a sixty-foot drop
The playing of a high card underneath an opponent's higher card, because it is the only card in its suit held in the hand
Something that drops or is dropped, in particular
A section of theatrical scenery lowered from the flies; a drop cloth or drop curtain
A trapdoor on a gallows, the opening of which causes the prisoner to fall and thus be hanged
Execution by hanging
Something resembling a drop of liquid in shape, in particular
A piece of candy or a lozenge
a lemon drop
A pendant earring
I got to the depot and made the drop
A hiding place for stolen, illicit, or secret things
the lavatory's toilet tank could be used as a letter drop
a shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling
to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
An overhand (or overcut or drop) is a semi-circular and vertical punch thrown with the rear hand. It is usually when the opponent bobbing or slipping. The strategic utility of the drop relying on body weight can deliver a great deal of power.
Drops are techniques that allow breakdancers to transition down to the floor and begin performing downrock. Drops may be designed to look flashy, painful, or both. ...
Drop is the ninth album by the band Bride. The album was the only Bride release on Rugged Records, and also featured a sound which departed from their earlier efforts. ...
A drop or droplet is a small column of liquid, bounded completely or almost completely by free surfaces. A drop may form when liquid accumulates at the lower end of a tube or other surface boundary, producing a hanging drop called a pendant drop. ...
The drop is the point in a track where a switch of rhythm or bassline occurs and usually follows a recognisable build section and break.
In policy debate, a drop refers to an argument which was not answered by the opposing team. Normally, a "dropped" or conceded argument is considered "true" for the purposes of evaluating a debate.
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; The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall; A fall, descent; an act of dropping; A place where items or ...
(dropped) That has been allowed to drop or fall; not out due to a fielder failing to hold on a catch (catching or nearly catching the ball but dropping it before having secure hold of it)
(dropped) removed from the clue, e.g., twice we dropped = TIC
(Dropped (or cut)) An individual is not invited to return to a Greek organization during recruitment
(Dropped) A significantly lowered vehicle.
(Dropped) A straight waistline that stops three to five inches below your natural waistline; adds height.
(Dropped) Author has decided not to pursue the passage of the bill.
(Dropped) The bodice of the dress ends below the natural waist. A dropped, or dropped-waist, gown works best for an hourglass figure, and gives the appearance of a longer torso.
(Dropped) When one or more riders loses contact off the back of the peloton or breakaway group.
(Dropping) This is the common name for the bird’s excreta. A bird’s dropping are composed of three different excretions: The urine, a clear liquid; the urates, a white paste, and the feces, which are typically green or brown depending on the bird’s diet.
(Dropping) Disenrolling in one or more specific courses while remaining enrolled in others for the same quarter
(Dropping) Is the act of releasing the mouse button. When this is done the text is inserted at the new location.