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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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Of the 14 drop-outs, nine said they had done so because of their husband's refusal to engage in protective behaviour.
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It balances crude gags with some thoughtful observations about the slackers and drop-outs who populate the food industry.
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The drop-in centres will probably become havens for drop-outs, who seem to congregate in or around train stations, but what about the centres in shopping malls?
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Others, he said, included the unemployed, the sick and social drop-outs from English cities.
The Baroness revealed the encounter yesterday as she launched a tough new policy on school drop-outs.
This technology is fast, it sounds great and there are virtually no drop-outs due to Internet congestion.
On the website he states the vast majority of incomers are "past their working age, unemployed, suffering from long-term illness or are social drop-outs from England".
Big-name drop-outs littered the Lytham links, and Seve and Colin Montgomerie were in good company.
They are a bunch of drop-outs who haven't a clue about real hardship as experienced by real crofters.