- liquid medicine given in a dose or form of globules from a medicine dropper.
- a solution for dilating the pupils of the eyes, administered to the eyes in globules by a medicine dropper.
verb (used without object), dropped or dropt, drop·ping.
verb (used with object), dropped or dropt, drop·ping.
- to throw, shoot, hit, kick, or roll (a ball, puck, etc.) through or into a basket, hole, or other goal: He dropped the ball through the basket for two points.
- to lose (a game or contest): They dropped two games in a row and were eliminated from the tournament.
- to drop-kick (a ball).
- to score with a drop kick.
- to fall asleep.
- to decrease; decline: Sales have dropped off drastically.
- to withdraw from being a member or participant: to drop out of a club; to drop out of society and become a wanderer.
- to stop attending school or college.
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Idioms for drop
- to aim and be ready to shoot a gun at an antagonist before the other person's gun can be drawn.
- to get or have at a disadvantage.
Origin of drop
OTHER WORDS FROM dropdrop·like, adjectiveun·dropped, adjective
Words nearby drop
Example sentences from the Web for drop
What’s capping the upside, and threatening a drop, is the rampaging price that’s waxed three times as fast as profits.Will tech stocks stumble or slide? What the fundamentals tell us|Shawn Tully|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Although the idea remains a long-shot in the vaccine race, an attenuated coronavirus could be formulated into inexpensive nose drops for use around the world.Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine|David Rotman|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The drop in labor participation from EU nationals suggests many workers went home during the pandemic, perhaps because of travel restrictions, Raja said.European workers are fleeing the UK economy during the pandemic|John Detrixhe|September 16, 2020|Quartz
If you notice a drop in traffic on Friday evening for a few hours, and your site is often in the Top Stories section in Google Search – this may be why.More Google Search bugs: Top stories indexing snag, coverage report delays|Barry Schwartz|September 14, 2020|Search Engine Land
I think one estimate is that they’ll only be able to produce 50 million phones next year, so there’s a huge drop.‘A real uphill battle’: Why China will struggle to counter U.S.’s attack on Huawei|Veta Chan|September 10, 2020|Fortune
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then, depending on how urgent I think it is to get it, sometimes I have to go back home and drop it off.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Change.org petition asking A&E to drop the show is already making the rounds online.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I tried to persuade him to drop the title The Short Night, I proposed calling the picture Pursuit.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sharp has spent so long being Christopher he can just “drop into him and stay in him consistently” before a performance.
It cannot be accounted for entirely by the friction, as the removal of the paper allows the sand to drop in a mass.Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth|J. C. Meem
The pollen was all ready to drop, and by this he knew it was ripe.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
On the night of April 30th a strong gale blew nearly all night, and the Pasha signalled to the Khedive to drop two anchors.
Drop by spoonfuls on unglazed paper and bake in slow oven 30 minutes.The New Dr. Price Cookbook|Anonymous
What, doctor, said he, would you have me strike to a drop of water?Pike & Cutlass|George Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for drop
verb drops, dropping or dropped
Word Origin for drop
Medical definitions for drop
Idioms and Phrases with drop
In addition to the idioms beginning with drop
- drop a bombshell
- drop a brick
- drop a dime
- drop a line
- drop back
- drop behind
- drop by
- drop dead
- drop in one's tracks
- drop in someone's lap
- drop in the bucket
- drop like a hot potato
- drop like flies
- drop names
- drop off
- drop out
- drop the ball
- at the drop of a hat
- bottom drops out of
- get the drop on
- hear a pin drop
- let drop
- wait for the other shoe to drop