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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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The data from this drop test will provide us more information to develop this concept into a viable system for the United States.
However, unless they drop shot at the right time and in the right conditions, the tactic can backfire badly.
A traditional DROP (also known as a "forward DROP") works like this: An employee who is eligible to retire but wishes to continue in his or her current position elects to "retire" and have his or her pension calculated based on earnings and service as of the DROP election date.
Using a spectrometer, the researchers detected both spectral patterns from the combined drop.
Such circumstances might include, but are certainly not limited to, previous treatment failure with quinolone drops, culture results that suggest that a quinolone drop would not be appropriate, and the unavailability of potentially nontoxic preparations.
Although significant, none of these drops were nearly as dramatic as the drop in airborne concentrations.
While cutbacks in company matching dollars have been widely reported, and occasionally blamed for the drop in participation, the survey found that the vast majority of employers have made no change in the level of their matching contribution.
4 times more likely to drop out than students with moderate work schedules (between 1 and 20 hours).
To correct for these problems in obtaining an accurate accounting of all students, the event dropout rate (USDOE, 2000a) was developed as a measure of the proportion of students who drop out of school in a given year, regardless of their cohort.
We believe the current lack of product and low cost of money provides an unprecedented opportunity to sell investment property at a top price, now is the time to "bank" the cash, and buy again when prices drop.
The mass and the drop height determine the potential energy of the hammer.
A 2% drop in ductile iron usage in light vehicles is forecast for this year (to 1.
A single loadmaster accomplished the drop as the C-17 flew at an air speed of 150 knots.
A 600-point drop wouldn't necessarily lead toa great depression, but in percentage terms it would be more than twice the size of the drop on October 28, 1929.
io's hidden upload feature, files can be added to a drop without revealing the drop's name.