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drop

drop

 
pronunciation:
drap
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
drop in, drop off, drop out
features:
Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very small amount of liquid with a round shape.
Drops of rain fell on the windshield.
 
similar words:
tear
definition 2: a decrease in amount.
Store owners expect a drop in business after the holidays.
similar words:
decrease, reduction
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dropped, dropping, drops
definition 1: to fall to a lower level.
The coins dropped out of his pocket.
synonyms:
fall, sink
similar words:
dive, set
definition 2: to fall in amount.
The temperature drops after the sun goes down.
synonyms:
decrease, fall
similar words:
shrink, sink
definition 3: to let something fall.
I dropped my keys when I got out of the car.
similar words:
dump, release, unload
phrase: drop in
phrase: drop off
phrase: drop out
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.