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drop-off

[drop-awf, -of]
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noun
  1. a vertical or very steep descent: The trail has a drop-off of several hundred feet.
  2. a decline; decrease: Sales have shown a considerable drop-off this year.
  3. a place where a person or thing can be left, received, accommodated, etc.: a new drop-off for outpatients.
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adjective
  1. applied when a rented vehicle is left elsewhere than at the point of hire: to pay a drop-off charge.
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Origin of drop-off

First recorded in 1955–60; noun, adj. use of verb phrase drop off
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