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English verb: drop off

1. drop off (change) fall or diminish

SamplesThe number of students in this course dropped off after the first test.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

2. drop off (body) change from a waking to a sleeping state

SamplesHe always falls asleep during lectures.

Synonymsdope off, doze off, drift off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)zonk out

Antonymsawake, come alive, arouse, awaken, wake, wake up, waken

3. drop off (contact) leave or unload

SamplesUnload the cargo.
Drop off the passengers at the hotel.

Synonymsdischarge, drop, put down, set down, unload

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)deliver

Narrower (hyponym)air-drop, wharf

4. drop off (competition) retreat

Synonymsfall back, fall behind, lose, recede

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)regress, retrograde, retrogress

Antonymsgain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, gain, advance

5. drop off (change) get worse

SamplesMy grades are slipping.

Synonymsdrop away, fall away, slip

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen

Narrower (hyponym)backslide, lapse

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