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Definition 1: the act of dropping something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they expected the drop would be successful

(drop is a kind of ...) the act of changing your location in a downward direction

Definition 2: a central depository where things can be left or picked up - [noun denoting artifact]

(drop is a kind of ...) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

(... is a kind of drop ) a drop where mail can be deposited

Definition 3: a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

Definition 4: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
  • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
  • a dip in prices
  • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) the amount by which something decreases

(... is a kind of drop ) a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

"market runups are invariably followed by a correction"

(... is a kind of drop ) a decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing

Definition 5: a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity - [noun denoting event]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction

"irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"

(drop is a kind of ...) a movement downward

(... is a kind of drop ) the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field

(... is a kind of drop ) a steep and rapid fall

(... is a kind of drop ) the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height

Definition 6: a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) - [noun denoting location]

(drop is a kind of ...) a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)

(... is a kind of drop ) a drop used for the clandestine exchange of intelligence information

"a dead drop avoids the need for an intelligence officer and a spy to be present at the same time"

(drop belongs to category ...) a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

Definition 7: a steep high face of rock - [noun denoting object]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town
  • a steep drop

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of drop ) a steep rugged rock or cliff

(... is a kind of drop ) a very steep cliff

Definition 8: a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid) - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a drop too much to drink
  • a drop of each sample was analyzed
  • there is not a drop of pity in that man
  • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of drop ) a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

"his story brought tears to her eyes"

(... is a kind of drop ) a drop of rain

(... is a kind of drop ) a tiny drop

(... is a kind of drop ) a drop from an eye dropper

Definition 9: a shape that is spherical and small - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
  • beads of sweat on his forehead

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)

(... is a kind of drop ) a drop of dew

(... is a kind of drop ) anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)

Definition 10: give birth; used for animals - [verb of body]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cow dropped her calf this morning

(drop is a kind of ...) cause to be born

"My wife had twins yesterday!"

Definition 11: grow worse - [verb of body]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her condition deteriorated
  • Conditions in the slums degenerated
  • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(... is a kind of drop ) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

"I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"

(... is a kind of drop ) become feeble

"The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon"

(... is a kind of drop ) become physically weaker

"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

Definition 12: go down in value - [verb of change]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stock prices dropped

(drop is a kind of ...) grow smaller

"Interest in the project waned"

(... is a kind of drop ) fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

"The real estate market fell off"

(... is a kind of drop ) fall suddenly and sharply

"Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"

Definition 13: stop pursuing or acting - [verb of change]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drop a lawsuit
  • knock it off!

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) put an end to a state or an activity

"Quit teasing your little brother"

(... is a kind of drop ) drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records

"They nolle prossed the charge"

Definition 14: change from one level to another - [verb of change]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dropped into army jargon

(drop is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 15: lower the pitch of (musical notes) - [verb of change]

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(drop belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 16: fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death - [verb of change]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shop til you drop

(drop is a kind of ...) pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind

"fall into a trap" "She fell ill" "They fell out of favor" "Fall in love" "fall asleep" "fall prey to an imposter" "fall into a strange way of thinking" "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"

Definition 17: leave undone or leave out - [verb of cognition]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How could I miss that typo?
  • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of drop ) forget to do something

"Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"

(... is a kind of drop ) bypass

"He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"

Definition 18: omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing - [verb of cognition]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's

(drop is a kind of ...) leave or strike out

"This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"

Definition 19: utter with seeming casualness - [verb of communication]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drop a hint
  • drop names

(drop is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

Definition 20: lose (a game) - [verb of competition]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13

(drop is a kind of ...) fail to win

"We lost the battle but we won the war"

(drop belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 21: take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth - [verb of consumption]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dropped acid when she was a teenager

(drop is a kind of ...) use recreational drugs

Definition 22: remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave - [verb of contact]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unload the cargo
  • drop off the passengers at the hotel

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) bring to a destination, make a delivery

"our local super market delivers"

(... is a kind of drop ) discharge at a wharf

"wharf the passengers"

(... is a kind of drop ) drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter

Definition 23: get rid of - [verb of contact]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shed his image as a pushy boss
  • shed your clothes

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of drop ) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

"our dog sheds every Spring"

(... is a kind of drop ) shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue

(... is a kind of drop ) cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

(... is a kind of drop ) cause a body part to undergo autotomy

Definition 24: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow - [verb of contact]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • strike down a tree
  • Lightning struck down the hikers

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of drop ) cut down

"George chopped down the cherry tree"

(... is a kind of drop ) fell with or as if with a poleax

(... is a kind of drop ) cut lumber, as in woods and forests

(... is a kind of drop ) fell by sawing; hew

"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

(drop causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 25: let or cause to fall in drops - [verb of contact]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dribble oil into the mixture

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) fall in drops

"Water is dripping from the faucet"

Definition 26: to fall vertically - [verb of motion]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bombs are dropping on enemy targets

(drop is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(... is a kind of drop ) fall abruptly

"It plunged to the bottom of the well"

(... is a kind of drop ) drop sharply

"The stock market plummeted"

(... is a kind of drop ) fall heavily

(... is a kind of drop ) go down

"The roof declines here"

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) let fall to the ground

"Don't drop the dishes"

Definition 27: let fall to the ground - [verb of motion]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't drop the dishes

(drop is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of drop ) drop something with a plopping sound

(... is a kind of drop ) drop (stuff) in a heap or mass

"The truck dumped the garbage in the street"

(... is a kind of drop ) let drop or droop

"Hang one's head in shame"

(... is a kind of drop ) drop heavily

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) to fall vertically

"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) fall or descend to a lower place or level

"He sank to his knees"

Definition 28: fall or descend to a lower place or level - [verb of motion]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He sank to his knees

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

(... is a kind of drop ) open involuntarily

"His mouth dropped open" "Her jaw dropped"

(... is a kind of drop ) droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

(... is a kind of drop ) cause to sag

"The children sagged their bottoms down even more comfortably"

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

"The real estate market fell off"

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) let fall to the ground

"Don't drop the dishes"

Definition 29: pay out - [verb of possession]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spend money

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of drop ) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

(... is a kind of drop ) waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

(... is a kind of drop ) spend or invest

"lay out thousands on gold" "he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit"

(... is a kind of drop ) spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

"This move will save money" "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

(... is a kind of drop ) make an investment

"Put money into bonds"

(... is a kind of drop ) spend money frugally; spend as little as possible

(... is a kind of drop ) spend (money or other resources) unwisely

(... is a kind of drop ) spend at less than the normal rate

(... is a kind of drop ) spend wastefully

"wanton one's money away"

(... is a kind of drop ) spend lavishly or wastefully on

"He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"

(... is a kind of drop ) be able to spare or give up

"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"

(... is a kind of drop ) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

(... is a kind of drop ) spend time badly or unwisely

"He misspent his youth"

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) terminate an association with

"drop him from the Republican ticket"

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drop him from the Republican ticket

(drop is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

(drop has a similar meaning as ...) stop associating with

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

Definition 32: hang freely - [verb of stative]

Samples where drop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ornaments dangled from the tree
  • The light dropped from the ceiling

Synonyms for drop in the sense of this definition

(drop is a kind of ...) be suspended or hanging

"The flag hung on the wall"

(... is a kind of drop ) hang loosely or laxly

"His tongue lolled"

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