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Definitions of drop:

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: verb

To pour or let fall a liquid, or to drop anything in small portions; to dismiss or lay aside, as to drop a subject; to utter slightly or briefly, as to drop a hint; to sink or lower; to fall; to die suddenly; to come to an end; to have done with, as to drop an acquaintance; to come unexpectedly, as to drop in.

part of speech: verb transitive

To let fall; to let fall in small globules; to have done with; utter in an indirect or cautious manner; send off ( a hasty note); to lower, as the eyes.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: noun

A small portion of a fluid; a very small quantity; a globule of a liquid; part of a gallows on which the criminal stands; anything in the form of a globule of water.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To fall in small particles: to let drops fall: to fall suddenly: to come to an end: to fall or sink lower.

part of speech: noun

A small particle of liquid which falls at one time: a very small quantity of liquid: anything hanging like a drop: anything arranged to drop.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

A small round mass of moisture; something that hangs like a drop.

part of speech: verb transitive

To let fall in drops: to let fall: to let go, or dismiss: to utter casually: to lower:- pr. p. dropping; pa. p. dropped'.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To fall in small round masses of fluid; sink to a lower position; become lower in sound; as, her voice dropped; fall in death; visit informally with in; to move easily over the water: as, the ship drops down to sea; to be left behind; as, the tired soldier dropped out of ranks.

Usage examples for drop:

  • There, I won't touch another drop if you'll stay." "Archibald Malmaison", Julian Hawthorne
  • We walked about till I was ready to drop "Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs", W.W. Jacobs
  • Lucy had come to drop them. "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith
  • But we hear things drop "The Short Works of George Meredith", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
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