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drop

Definitions


[drɒp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- let or make (something) fall vertically
(e.g: the fire was caused by someone dropping a lighted cigarette)

- fall vertically
(e.g: the spoon dropped with a clatter from her hand)

- make or become lower, weaker, or less
(e.g: he dropped his voice as she came into the room)

- abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
(e.g: the charges against him were dropped last year)

- set down or unload (a passenger or goods), especially on the way to somewhere else
(e.g: his mum dropped him outside and drove off to work)

- (in sport) fail to win (a point or a match)
(e.g: the club have yet to drop a point in the Second Division)

- 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
(e.g: East drops the 10 on the second round)


Phrases:
- a drop in the ocean
- at the drop of a hat
- drop a brick
- drop a curtsy
- drop a hint
- drop a stitch
- drop asleep
- drop dead
- drop names
- drop one's serve
- drop one's trousers
- drop someone a line
- drop the ball
- have had a drop too much
- have the drop on

Origin:
Old English dropa (noun), droppian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to German Tropfen ‘a drop’, tropfen ‘to drip’, also to drip and droop


[drɒp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a small round or pear-shaped portion of liquid that hangs or falls or adheres to a surface
(e.g: the first drops of rain splashed on the ground)

- an instance of falling or dropping
(e.g: they left within five minutes of the drop of the curtain)

- a delivery
(e.g: I got to the depot and made the drop)

- a small, round sweet or lozenge
(e.g: a chocolate drop)

- an earring that hangs down from the earlobe
(e.g: simple amethyst and diamond drops)

- 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
(e.g: warders, standing on planks, invariably flanked the prisoners on the drop)


Phrases:
- a drop in the ocean
- at the drop of a hat
- drop a brick
- drop a curtsy
- drop a hint
- drop a stitch
- drop asleep
- drop dead
- drop names
- drop one's serve
- drop one's trousers
- drop someone a line
- drop the ball
- have had a drop too much
- have the drop on

Origin:




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