Definición de drop in Inglés dropPronunciación: /drɒp/Traducir drop | al francés | al alemán | al italiano | al español verb (drops, dropping, dropped) [with object] 1let or make (something) fall vertically:the fire was caused by someone dropping a lighted cigarette they dropped bombs on Caen during the raid deliver (supplies or troops) by parachute:the airlift dropped food into the camp Rugby score (a goal) by a drop kick: (as adjective dropped)Botha responded with a superb dropped goal (of an animal) give birth to (young). informal take (a drug, especially LSD) orally:he dropped a lot of acid in the Sixties 2 [no object and usually with adverbial] fall vertically:the spoon dropped with a clatter from her hand (of a person) allow oneself to fall; let oneself down without jumping:they escaped by climbing out of the window and dropping to the ground (of a person or animal) sink to or towards the ground:he dropped to his knees in the mud informal collapse or die from exhaustion:he looked ready to drop (of ground) slope steeply down:the land drops away to the river 3make or become lower, weaker, or less: [with object]:he dropped his voice as she came into the room [no object]:pre-tax profits dropped by 37 per cent tourism has dropped off in the last few years 4abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study):the charges against him were dropped last year discard or exclude (someone or something):they were dropped from the team in the reshuffle informal stop associating with:I was under pressure from family and friends to drop Barbara 5set down or unload (a passenger or goods), especially on the way to somewhere else:he dropped the load off at a dealer’s his mum dropped him outside and drove off to work [with object and adverbial] put or leave in a particular place without ceremony or formality:just drop it in the post when you’ve got time mention in passing, typically in order to impress:she dropped a remark about having been included in the selection British informal (of a DJ) select and play (a record):various guest DJs drop quality tunes both old and new informal release ( a musical recording). 6(in sport) fail to win (a point or a match):the club have yet to drop a point in the Second Division informal lose (money) through gambling:he reckoned I’d dropped forty thousand pounds 7 Bridge force or be forced to play (a relatively high card) as a loser under an opponent’s higher card, because it is the only card in its suit held in the hand: East drops the 10 on the second round noun 1a small round or pear-shaped portion of liquid that hangs or falls or adheres to a surface:the first drops of rain splashed on the ground [often with negative] a very small amount of liquid:there was not a drop of water in sight [usually with negative] a small drink of spirits:he doesn’t touch a drop during the week (drops) liquid medication to be measured or applied in very small amounts:eye drops 2 [usually in singular] an instance of falling or dropping:they left within five minutes of the drop of the curtain an act of dropping supplies or troops by parachute:the planes finally managed to make the drop a fall in amount, quality, or rate:a significant drop in consumer spending an abrupt or steep fall or slope:a sheer 1,500-foot drop (the drop) informal the relegation of a sports team to a lower league or division: they only just avoided the drop last season (the drop) Bridge the playing of a high card underneath an opponent’s higher card, because it is the only card in its suit held in the hand: do you play for the drop now or finesse the 9? 3 informal a delivery:I got to the depot and made the drop US a letter box. a hiding place for stolen, illicit, or secret things:the lavatory’s water cistern could be used as a letter drop 4 [usually with modifier] a small, round sweet or lozenge:a chocolate drop 5 (also drop earring) an earring that hangs down from the earlobe:she kept her look classic with satin pumps, swept-back hair, and silver drop earrings simple amethyst and diamond drops 6a section of theatrical scenery lowered from the flies; a drop cloth or drop curtain. 7a trapdoor on a gallows, the opening of which causes the prisoner to fall and thus be hanged: warders, standing on planks, invariably flanked the prisoners on the drop (the drop) execution by hanging. Phrases at the drop of a hat informal without hesitation or good reason:he used to be very bashful, blushing at the drop of a hat drop one's aitches see aitch. drop asleep fall gently asleep, especially without intending to: they were so tired that they were dropping asleep drop the ball North American informal make a mistake; mishandle things:I really dropped the ball on this one drop a brick British informal make an indiscreet or embarrassing remark:he dropped a brick when he admitted that he knew where we were going drop a curtsy British make a curtsy: when she was presented to His Majesty she dropped a deep curtsy drop dead die suddenly and unexpectedly:she had seen her father drop dead of a heart attack [in imperative] informal used as an expression of intense scorn or dislike: why don’t you just drop dead? drop a (or the) dime on see dime. drop one's guard abandon one’s habitual defensive or protective stance: you may feel that because you’ve been virtuous you can afford to drop your guard drop a hint (or drop hints) give a hint or hints as if casually or unconsciously:he was dropping hints that in future he would be taking a back seat in politics a drop in the ocean (or North American bucket) a very small amount compared with what is needed or expected:the £550 million saving is likely to be a drop in the ocean drop someone a line send someone a note or letter in a casual manner:drop me a line at the usual address drop names another term for name-drop (see name-dropping). drop one's serve (in tennis) lose a game in which one is serving. drop a stitch let a stitch fall off the end of a knitting needle. drop one's trousers deliberately let one’s trousers fall down, especially in a public place: a clown performs the ultimate English joke—he drops his trousers have the drop on informal have the advantage over:if your enemy gets the drop on you he can kill you have had a drop too much informal be drunk:obstreperous squaddies who have had a drop too muchPhrasal Verbs drop back/behind fall back or get left behind:the colt was struggling to stay with the pace and started to drop back drop by/in call informally and briefly as a visitor:they would unexpectedly drop in on us drop into 1call casually and informally at (a place):he’d actually considered dropping into one of the pickup bars 2pass quickly and easily into (a habitual state or manner):she couldn’t help dropping into a Geordie accent drop off fall asleep easily, especially without intending to:struggle as she might, she kept dropping off drop out 1cease to participate in a race or competition. 2abandon a course of study:she had dropped out of college 3reject conventional society to pursue an alternative lifestyle: a child of the sixties who had temporarily dropped out 4 Rugby restart play with a drop kick. score a drop goal. Derivatives droppable adjective Origin: Old English dropa (noun), droppian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to German Tropfen 'a drop', tropfen 'to drip', also to drip and droopdrop en otros diccionarios Oxford Definición de drop en el diccionario de Inglés de EE.UU.