"drops" in the noun sense
1. drop, bead, pearl
a shape that is spherical and small
"he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"
"beads of sweat on his forehead"
2. drop, drib, driblet
a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid
"he had a drop too much to drink"
"a drop of each sample was analyzed"
"there is not a drop of pity in that man"
"years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"
3. drop, dip, fall, free fall
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
"a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"
"there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"
"a dip in prices"
"when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
4. cliff, drop, drop-off
a steep high face of rock
"he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"
"a steep drop"
a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
6. drop, fall
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
7. drop curtain, drop cloth, drop
a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies often used as background scenery
a central depository where things can be left or picked up
the act of dropping something
"they expected the drop would be successful"
"drops" in the verb sense
let fall to the ground
"Don't drop the dishes"
to fall vertically
"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
go down in value
"Stock prices dropped"
4. sink, drop, drop down
fall or descend to a lower place or level
"He sank to his knees"
terminate an association with
"drop him from the Republican ticket"
utter with seeming casualness
"drop a hint"
7. drop, knock off
stop pursuing or acting
"drop a lawsuit"
"knock it off!"
8. drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge
remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave
"unload the cargo"
"drop off the passengers at the hotel"
9. fell, drop, strike down, cut down
cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
"strike down a tree"
"Lightning struck down the hikers"
lose (a game
"The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
11. spend, expend, drop
12. flatten, drop
lower the pitch of (musical notes)
13. dangle, swing, drop
"the ornaments dangled from the tree"
"The light dropped from the ceiling"
14. dismiss, send packing, send away, drop
stop associating with
"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
15. dribble, drip, drop
let or cause to fall in drops
"dribble oil into the mixture"
16. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
get rid of
"he shed his image as a pushy boss"
"shed your clothes"
take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth
"She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing
"New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
19. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap
leave undone or leave out
"How could I miss that typo?"
"The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
change from one level to another
"She dropped into army jargon"
fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death
"shop til you drop"
22. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate
"Her condition deteriorated"
"Conditions in the slums degenerated"
"The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
give birth used for animals
"The cow dropped her calf this morning"
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