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drop

drop

pronunciation:
drap
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
at the drop of a hat, drop off, drop out, drop a beat
features:
Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small amount of liquid, usu. forming a tiny sphere.
 
synonyms:
droplet, glob
similar words:
bead, globule, tear
definition 2: something in the shape or form of a drop.
synonyms:
bead, teardrop
similar words:
glob, globule, tear
definition 3: a very small amount of anything.
synonyms:
bit, dab, smidgen
similar words:
dash, dribble, driblet, jot, little, minim, mite, modicum, pinch, speck, trace
definition 4: a sudden fall.
synonyms:
fall
similar words:
decline, drop-off, nose dive, plunge, swoop
definition 5: the distance covered by a fall, or the distance from the top to the bottom of something.
a ten-foot drop
similar words:
decline, drop-off, fall
definition 6: a decline or falling-off.
a drop in prices
synonyms:
decline, fall-off
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
decrease, depreciation, diminution, dip, downturn, drop-off, reduction, sag
definition 7: (pl.) medicine in a liquid form that is administered by drops or with a dropper.
similar words:
nose drops
phrase: at the drop of a hat
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dropped, dropping, drops
definition 1: to fall to a lower level.
synonyms:
descend, fall, sink
antonyms:
mount
similar words:
dip, dive, lower, plummet, plunge, set, settle, subside
definition 2: to sink down as if exhausted or hurt.
synonyms:
collapse
similar words:
black out, faint, fall, pass out, plop, sink down, slump, swoon
definition 3: to fall in quantity or quality.
synonyms:
decrease, diminish, fall
antonyms:
mount
similar words:
dwindle, fall off, lower, plummet, plunge, shrink, sink
definition 4: to visit unexpectedly (fol. by in or by).
synonyms:
pop in, stop by, stop in
similar words:
call, visit
definition 5: to fall behind (usu. fol. by back).
The television show dropped back in the ratings.
synonyms:
fall behind, lag
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to let fall.
I dropped the pencil.
similar words:
deposit, dump, release, sink, unload
definition 2: to send, as a message.
Drop him a letter when you have time.
synonyms:
send
similar words:
mail
definition 3: to bring down with a blow.
synonyms:
deck, fell
similar words:
bag, bring down, floor, smite, strike down
definition 4: to omit or give up.
I will drop the physics course.
similar words:
discontinue, omit, quit, withdraw from
definition 5: to stop employing; stop having relations with.
similar words:
abandon, discharge, dismiss, ditch, dump, fire, jilt, sack
definition 6: (slang) to take (illegal drugs) by mouth.
similar words:
take
phrase: drop off
phrase: drop out
phrase: drop a beat
drop or fall?
Drop means to cause someone or something to move to a lower position. Fall describes the action in which something moves to a lower position.
Compare:
  • Don't drop the baby! Don't let him fall!
  • The baby fell from the step.