dropping dropping  /d ˈrɑ pɪŋ/


  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
  33. (adj) coming down freely under the influence of gravity

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  1. Giuliani, in Florida concession speech, talked about his effort in the past tense, but said nothing explicit about dropping out -- or The Deal.
  2. By dropping out now, she has done a favor for the state Republican Party.
  3. By September 2001, she had succeeded in dropping from 78 kilos to 57 kilos, but she also complained of headaches and her eyes seemed to bulge.


  1. Huntsville Lakers dive in, cruise to big victory

    After dropping a meet against Bryan last week in Aggieland, the Huntsville Lakers bounced back in a big way against Lee County on Saturday morning.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Huntsville Item

  2. Iowa River To Begin Dropping Today, River Ban To Be Lifted

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa - The Iowa River will start dropping today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake begins reducing the outflow in the river. The Corps announced this morning that they are reducing the outflow at the lake to 14,000 cubic feet per second at 10 a.m.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids

  3. DROPPING LEVELS: Some Saylorville Boat Ramps Reopened

    Dropping water levels at Saylorville Lake mean some of the boat ramps have reopened. Lakeview Main and High water, Cherry...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WHO-TV 13 Des Moines


  1. "We have a challenge, obviously down 3-2," said Bryant, speaking more seriously. "We let a couple of opportunities slip away (dropping Games 4 and 5 in Boston after leading 2-1), but it is what it is. Now, you go home. You've got two games at...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Kobe Bryant Source: FanHouse

  2. "It's legitimate for Israel to say, 'I don't know what's on that ship. These guys are dropping eight - 3,000 rockets on my people," Biden said.
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Jewish Herald-Voice

  3. "Without good intelligence, just sending large numbers of troops across the border (from Turkey) or dropping bombs doesn't seem to make much sense to me," Gates said.
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Guardian Unlimited

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