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Synonyms for drop


let go of








drop back or behind

drop by or in (on)


drop off: fall asleep


drop out of something

drop someone off


Synonyms for drop

a quantity of liquid falling or resting in a spherical mass

a small amount of liquor

the act of dropping from a height


the extent or measurement downward from a surface

a downward slope or distance

to go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture

to undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price

to slope downward

to cease consideration or treatment of

to take or leave out

to suffer the loss of


to suddenly lose all health or strength

to fall or let fall in drops of liquid

to move downward in response to gravity


to come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily

to cause to descend

drop by: to go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize

drop in: to go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize

drop off: to decline, as in value or quantity, very gradually

Synonyms for drop

a shape that is spherical and small


a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)

a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

a steep high face of rock

a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)

a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies

a central depository where things can be left or picked up

the act of dropping something

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go down in value

fall or descend to a lower place or level

terminate an association with

utter with seeming casualness

cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

lose (a game)

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lower the pitch of (musical notes)


hang freely


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let or cause to fall in drops


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take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth

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omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing

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change from one level to another

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fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death

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give birth

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A continued drop to 480,000 tons in '01 is forecast before increases begin to take place in '02-03, based on predicted record housing starts spurred by baby boomer investment.
The main advantage of hot edge gating is that as many as four parts can be molded from a single drop.
If there is no #2 receiver, the hook-to-curl player will drop to the hook and the curl-to-flat player will drop to the curl, unless the flat is attacked by the #1 receiver or a crossing receiver.
At the Quik Drop in Simi Valley, owner Alan Weinstein said he recently got a car transmission.
Roland: A report will be published soon--probably in the January issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery--in which a consensus panel will recommend that ototoxic drops be avoided as first-line therapy and be used only if there is a good reason to use something other than a drop that is not ototoxic.
Because the Lycopodium-powdered drops dart around quickly and leave no trace, they may aid chip-size labs that shunt liquid chemicals around in microscale plumbing, Quere says (SN: 8/15/98, p.
Internal Combustion Engines--Based on decreased truck and construction machinery production in '96, a drop of 8% is expected to 480,000 tons of gray iron castings.
Haynes: I see no reason to use an aminoglycoside-containing drop when we have a safe alternative.
Like most double options, the drop option focuses on defeating the outside pursuit and enveloping the perimeter as quickly as possible.
The edge of the drop typically gets pinned in place by surface irregularities, so liquid evaporating from the edge, where the drop is thinnest, must be replenished by liquid streaming in from the drop's interior.
Egged on by rousing chants of ``Drop, Drop, Drop,'' Peachland Principal Brian Skinner tossed some 30 homemade contraptions from his perch into the target below.
In Canada, it has been suggested that all patients be warned of the possibility of ototoxicity--specifically, hearing loss and vertigo--before they receive any aminoglycoside-containing drop.