Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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a drop in the bucket a small amount compared to what is needed.
at the drop of a hat without much provocation; easily.
cough drop a small candylike lozenge that is medicated for relieving a cough, sore throat, or the like.
drop a beat to miss a beat in music, or otherwise lose the rhythm or continuity of something; falter. [2 definitions]
drop by to come for a casual and usually brief visit or errand, generally with little or no planning.
drop cookie a cookie made by dropping dough from a spoon onto the baking sheet, rather than by shaping or rolling it.
drop curtain a stage curtain that is lowered and raised rather than drawn to or from the sides.
drop forging an object made by drop-forging metal.
drop hammer a powered machine consisting of an anvil, on which heated metal is held, and a heavy weight that is raised and then allowed to drop on the metal in order to shape it.
drop in to come for a casual visit, usually without arranging to in advance.
drop kick a kick, formerly used in football, in which the kicker drops the ball and kicks it as it begins to rebound. (Cf. place kick, punt1.)
drop leaf a hinged board attached to the end of a table, which can be used to make the surface larger and which folds down when not in use.
drop off to fall asleep. [2 definitions]
drop out to stop participating; quit.
drop press see drop hammer.
drop-down menu a menu in a computer program interface whose title is visible but whose contents are revealed only when a cursor is clicked on the title, allowing a user to choose an item on the menu.
drop-forge to shape (heated metal) with a drop hammer.
drop-kick to kick with or make a drop kick.
drop-off a sudden, sharp slope. [2 definitions]
lemon drop a type of small, hard, lemon-flavored candy that is often coated with sugar.