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drop US English

Let or make (something) fall vertically

die like flies US English

Die or collapse in large numbers

the drop in drop US English

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

fall into someone's lap US English

(Of something unexpected) come someone’s way without any effort having been made

fall to one's knees US English

Assume a kneeling position

go down like ninepins US English

Succumb in large numbers or without much opposition

drop by/in in drop US English

Call informally and briefly as a visitor

drop-in US English

Visited on an informal basis without booking or appointments

acid drop US English

A kind of boiled sweet with a sharp taste

drop dead in drop US English

Die suddenly and unexpectedly

drop back/behind in drop US English

Fall back or get left behind

drop into in drop US English

Call casually and informally at (a place)

drop off in drop US English

Fall asleep easily, especially without intending to

drop out in drop US English

Cease to participate in a race or competition

drop dead US English

Die suddenly and unexpectedly

drop into US English

Call casually and informally at (a place)

drop off US English

Fall asleep easily, especially without intending to

drop out US English

Cease to participate in a race or competition

drop box US English

(In weaving) a box situated on either side of the race plate of the loom that is designed to hold shuttles and to bring bobbins of colored thread in line as desired

drop-dead US English

Used to emphasize how attractive someone or something is

drop-down US English

Dropping down or unfolding when required

drop goal US English

A goal scored in open play by drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar, scoring three points (rugby union) or one point (rugby league)

drop kick US English

(Formerly, in football) a kick made by dropping the ball and kicking after it touches the ground

drop leaf US English

A hinged table leaf

drop-off US English

A decline or decrease

drop-ship US English

Move (goods) from the manufacturer directly to the retailer without going through the usual distribution channels

drop shot US English

(Chiefly in tennis or squash) a softly hit shot, usually with backspin, which drops abruptly to the ground

drop tank US English

An external fuel tank on an aircraft that can be jettisoned when empty

drop test US English

A test of the strength of an object, in which it is dropped under standard conditions or a set weight is dropped on it from a given height

drop zone US English

A designated area into which troops or supplies are dropped by parachute or in which skydivers land

long drop US English

A pit toilet

mail drop US English

A receptacle for mail, especially one in which mail is kept until the addressee collects it

pear drop US English

A small boiled sweet in the shape of a pear, with a pungently sweet flavour

drop anchor in anchor US English

(Of a ship) let down the anchor and moor

drop anchor US English

(Of a ship) let down the anchor and moor

cough drop US English

A medicated lozenge sucked to relieve a cough or sore throat

drop names in drop US English

see name-dropping.

drop cloth US English

A large sheet for covering furniture or flooring to protect it from dust or while decorating

drop-forged US English

(Of a metal object) made by forcing hot metal into or through a die with a drop hammer

drop hammer US English

A large heavy weight raised mechanically and allowed to drop, as used in drop-forging and pile-driving

drop scene US English

A drop curtain used as part of stage scenery, especially one in front of which a scene is played while the setting is changed behind

drop scone US English

A small thick pancake made by dropping spoonfuls of batter onto a frying pan or other heated surface

drop-stitch US English

Denoting an openwork pattern in knitted garments made by dropping a made stitch at intervals

drop waist US English

A style of waistline on a dress cut so that the seam is positioned at the hips rather than the waist

fruit drop US English

The shedding of unripe fruit from a tree

lemon drop US English

A yellow, lemon-flavored hard candy

wrist-drop US English

Paralysis of the muscles that normally raise the hand at the wrist and extend the fingers, typically caused by nerve damage

drop by/in US English

Call informally and briefly as a visitor

drop capital US English

A large capital letter at the beginning of a section of text, occupying more than the depth of one line

drop curtain US English

A curtain or painted cloth lowered vertically onto a theater stage


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