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Dictionary definition for: Drop

1. (v) let fall to the ground; "Don''t drop the dishes"

2. (n) a small quantity (especially of a liquid) "one drop of each sample was analyzed" "any child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negro" "there is not a drop of pity in that man"

3. (v) to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

4. (n) a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops" "beads of sweat on his forehead"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"

7. (n) a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town" "a steep drop"

8. (v) fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"

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

10. (v) terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"

11. (n) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

12. (v) utter casually; "drop a hint"

13. (v) stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit" "knock it off!"

14. (n) a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

15. (v) leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;

16. (n) a central depository where things can be left or picked up

17. (n) the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful"

18. (v) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree" "Lightning struck down the hikers"

19. (v) lose (a game) "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"

20. (v) pay out; "spend money"

21. (v) lower the pitch of (musical notes)

22. (v) hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree" "The light dropped from the ceiling"

23. (v) stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

24. (v) let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"

25. (v) get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

26. (v) leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?" "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

27. (v) change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"

28. (v) grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated" "Conditions in the slums degenerated" "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

29. (v) give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"

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