Meaning of drop

Definition of drop

(noun) a shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
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
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"
a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
a central depository where things can be left or picked up
the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful"
(verb) let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"
utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; "drop names"
stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
pay out; "spend money"
lower the pitch of (musical notes)
hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"
get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; "New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"
fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"

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