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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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GUS saw its shares move up 15p before dropping back to close a penny higher at 990.
While both men and women personal care shoppers have dropped back this year, the trend has been steeper among women, dropping back 6.
Gallope appeals, dropping back in distance, in the fillies' handicap (4.
Chelsea have Claude Makelele sitting in front of the defence to mop up the play, but a striker dropping back into the hole as Inchy did will prove difficult to pick up and will give Dunc a target for his knockdowns
The last time she competed, in April in the Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita, Megahertz dropped back to last in the seven-horse field early in the race and just kept dropping back.
The experienced Cowmeadow, entering his 13th season as a professional hockey player, is dropping back from forward to defence as Cardiff play their first matches this weekend.
It features a warm-up period, building into an intensive workout stage, then dropping back before revving up again -- essentially an interval training-type workout.