drop drop  /d ˈrɑp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a shape that is spherical and small
  2. (n) a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
  3. (n) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
  4. (n) a steep high face of rock
  5. (n) a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
  6. (n) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
  7. (n) a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
  8. (n) a central depository where things can be left or picked up
  9. (n) the act of dropping something
  10. (v) let fall to the ground
  11. (v) to fall vertically
  12. (v) go down in value
  13. (v) fall or descend to a lower place or level
  14. (v) terminate an association with
  15. (v) utter with seeming casualness
  16. (v) stop pursuing or acting
  17. (v) leave or unload
  18. (v) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  19. (v) lose (a game)
  20. (v) pay out
  21. (v) lower the pitch of (musical notes)
  22. (v) hang freely
  23. (v) stop associating with
  24. (v) let or cause to fall in drops
  25. (v) get rid of
  26. (v) take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth
  27. (v) omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing
  28. (v) leave undone or leave out
  29. (v) change from one level to another
  30. (v) fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death
  31. (v) grow worse
  32. (v) give birth; used for animals

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to a seasonally adjusted 545,000 from an upwardly revised 557,000.
  2. We decided we couldn't take the bomb back to Tinian, so Sweeney says we've got to drop it by radar or drop it in the oceanand we sure as heck didn't want to drop it in the ocean.
  3. We trained 15 bombing crews with special B-29s to drop atom bombs.

News

  1. Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt drop in April

    Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt drop in April Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:24 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 China, the largest foreign buyer of Treasury debt, reduced its holdings 0.4 percent to $1.26 trillion. The gain shows overseas investors are still buying U.S ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Unsurpassed Comfort for Zero-Drop Running

    Ladies on the zero-drop kick will love the extra cushioned comfort of Altra's latest running shoes.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Where can residents drop off old medications for proper disposal?

    Q: Does Kern County have a drop-off facility for expired or no longer used medications or OTC medications? I have asked my local pharmacy, and they will not take them. Also, where do diabetic patients take their insulin supplies (syringes, needles, etc.) for disposal?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Bakersfield Californian

Quotes

  1. "Some people counted me out and said to drop out but the American people don't quit, and they deserve a president who doesn't quit, either," Clinton told supporters at a victory rally Tuesday night after walking out to Tom Petty's song "I Won't...
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  2. Colin Powell said "I heard senior members of my own party drop this suggestion he'sa Muslim and he might be associated with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America."
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Colin Powell Source: WCBD

  3. In fact, after three group stage wins, he was demanding apologies — "I'm not suggesting you drop your trousers, but it would be honest and great," he said — from critics who had predicted Argentina could only flop with the former...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Diego Maradona Source: The Associated Press

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