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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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