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English noun: drop

1. drop (shape) a shape that is spherical and small


SamplesHe studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops.
Beads of sweat on his forehead.


Synonymsbead, pearl


Broader (hypernym)sphere


Narrower (hyponym)dewdrop, teardrop

2. drop (quantity) a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsdrib, driblet


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)droplet, eye-drop, eyedrop, raindrop, tear, teardrop

3. drop (attribute) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsdip, fall, free fall


Broader (hypernym)decrease, decrement


Narrower (hyponym)correction, voltage drop

4. drop (object) a steep high face of rock


SamplesHe stood on a high cliff overlooking the town.
A steep drop.


Synonymscliff, drop-off


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Narrower (hyponym)crag, precipice

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


Broader (hypernym)hiding place


Narrower (hyponym)dead drop


Domain categorydrug

6. drop (event) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity


SamplesIt was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height.


Synonymsfall


Broader (hypernym)descent, gravitation


Narrower (hyponym)free fall, plunge, precipitation

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


Synonymsdrop cloth, drop curtain


Broader (hypernym)curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall

8. drop (artifact) a central depository where things can be left or picked up


Broader (hypernym)deposit, depositary, depository, repository


Narrower (hyponym)maildrop

9. drop (act) the act of dropping something


SamplesThey expected the drop would be successful.


Broader (hypernym)descent


English verb: drop

1. drop (motion) let fall to the ground


SamplesDon't drop the dishes.


ExamplesThe girls drop the wooden sticks


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)dump, hang, plank down, plonk down, plop, plump down


Verb groupdrop, drop, drop down, sink

2. drop (motion) to fall vertically


SamplesThe bombs are dropping on enemy targets.


ExamplesThe branches drop from the trees


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


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Narrower (hyponym)decline, dump, flump, flump down, plummet, plump, plunge


Verb groupdrop

3. drop (change) go down in value


SamplesStock prices dropped.


ExamplesThe stock market is going to drop


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, go down, wane


Narrower (hyponym)fall off, sink, slump, tumble

4. drop (motion) fall or descend to a lower place or level


SamplesHe sank to his knees.


Synonymsdrop down, sink


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


Broader (hypernym)change posture


Narrower (hyponym)droop, drop open, fall open, flag, sag, sag, sag down, swag


Verb groupdrop, fall off, sink, slump

5. drop (social) terminate an association with


SamplesDrop him from the Republican ticket.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)remove


Verb groupdismiss, drop, send away, send packing

6. drop (communication) utter with seeming casualness


SamplesDrop a hint.
Drop names.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize

7. drop (change) stop pursuing or acting


SamplesDrop a lawsuit.
Knock it off!.


Synonymsknock off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop


Narrower (hyponym)nol.pros., nolle pros, nolle prosequi

8. drop (contact) leave or unload


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


Synonymsdischarge, drop off, 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

9. drop (contact) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow


SamplesStrike down a tree.
Lightning struck down the hikers.


ExamplesThey drop the trees


Synonymscut down, fell, strike down


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


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)chop down, cut, log, lumber, poleax, poleaxe


Causecome down, descend, fall, go down

10. drop (competition) lose (a game)


SamplesThe Giants dropped 11 of their first 13.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lose


Domain categoryathletics, sport

11. drop (possession) pay out


SamplesSpend money.


Synonymsexpend, spend


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


Broader (hypernym)pay


Narrower (hyponym)afford, blow, commit, consume, consume, deplete, eat, eat up, economise, economize, exhaust, invest, lay out, misspend, misspend, nickel-and-dime, penny-pinch, piddle, piddle away, place, put, run through, save, squander, trifle, trifle away, underspend, use up, wanton, wanton, wanton away, wanton away, ware, waste, wipe out

12. drop (change) lower the pitch of (musical notes)


Synonymsflatten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categorymusic


Antonymssharpen

13. drop (stative) hang freely


SamplesThe ornaments dangled from the tree.
The light dropped from the ceiling.


ExamplesThe lights drop from the ceiling


Synonymsdangle, swing


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)hang


Narrower (hyponym)droop, loll

14. drop (social) stop associating with


SamplesThey dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock.


Synonymsdismiss, send away, send packing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate


Verb groupdrop

15. drop (contact) let or cause to fall in drops


SamplesDribble oil into the mixture.


Synonymsdribble, drip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)pour


Verb groupdrip

16. drop (contact) get rid of


SamplesHe shed his image as a pushy boss.
Shed your clothes.


Synonymscast, cast off, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)abscise, autotomise, autotomize, exfoliate, exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough

17. drop (consumption) take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth


SamplesShe dropped acid when she was a teenager.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do drugs, drug

18. drop (cognition) omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing


Samples New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)elide

19. drop (cognition) leave undone or leave out


SamplesHow could I miss that typo?.
The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten.


Synonymsleave out, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)forget, jump, pass over, skip, skip over


Antonymsattend to, take to heart

20. drop (change) change from one level to another


SamplesShe dropped into army jargon.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change

21. drop (change) fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death


SamplesShop til you drop.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)fall

22. drop (body) grow worse


SamplesHer condition deteriorated.
Conditions in the slums degenerated.
The discussion devolved into a shouting match.


Synonymsdegenerate, deteriorate, devolve


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


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Narrower (hyponym)fade, fatigue, jade, languish, pall, rot, tire, waste, weary


Antonymsconvalesce, recover, recuperate

23. drop (body) give birth; used for animals


SamplesThe cow dropped her calf this morning.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have









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