Translation of drop in Spanish:
- 1 1.1(of liquid) gota (feminine)drop by drop down to the last drophasta la última gotawe haven't had a drop of rain for six weeksno ha caído una gota de agua en seis semanasis it raining? — no, just a few drops¿llueve? — no, solo son cuatro gotasExample sentences
- By the time we finished walking round the projects, it was dark and the first drops of rain were beginning to fall.
- We had dinner with Anne, Will, Jane, Liz and Bill on Friday evening and a few drops of rain fell.
- We topped the pass as the first drops of rain fell, and then beat the storm in a reckless 20 kilometres downhill dash.
(small amount) gota (feminine)he hasn't touched a drop since the accidentno ha probado el alcohol desde que tuvo el accidentego on, have some — OK, just a dropanda, bebe —bueno, una gotitaI take a drop now and thentomo un traguito de vez en cuandoshe'd had a drop too muchhabía bebido más de la cuentaa drop in the ocean o bucketun grano de arena en el desierto1.3
- It was true when we were taught to save every grain and every drop of water.
- A £40 million pipeline has never carried a drop of water since it was built in North Yorkshire more than seven years ago.
- He explains how precious every drop of water is in their lives.
una insignificanciaalso: drops plural(Medicine)gotas (feminine plural)ear/nose dropsgotas para los oídos/la narizeye dropsExample sentences1.4 she wore a diamond drop in each ear
llevaba unos pendientes de brillantes en forma de lágrimaacid dropscaramelos (masculine plural) ácidoschocolate dropspastillas (feminine plural) de chocolate
- Your child's doctor will give you antibiotic ointment or drops along with specific instructions on how to care for your child.
- Pink eye is usually treated with antibiotic drops or ointment.
- Bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotic eye drops or ointment, which can only be obtained with a prescription from your doctor.
- 2 2.1 (fall) (no plural)(in temperature) descenso (masculine)she had to take a drop in salarytuvo que aceptar un sueldo más bajoa drop of 30% o a 30% drop in salesun descenso del 30% en las ventasat the drop of a hat he has to be ready to leave everything and go at the drop of a hattiene que estar siempre listo para dejarlo todo y salir en cualquier momento or sin previo avisoshe could cook a superb meal at the drop of a hatpodía preparar una comida estupenda en un santiamén or en un abrir y cerrar de ojosExample sentences
- Suddenly, the ship halted with the drop of the anchor.
- The crowd of spectators sat on the edges of their seats, waiting with bated breath for the drop of the violet flag.
- The sale is binding upon both seller and buyer at the drop of the hammer.
(difference in height) caída (feminine)a sudden dropuna caída abruptaa sheer drop onto the rocksuna caída a plomo sobre las rocasExample sentences2.3
- While, in comparison to last summer, the employment rate has taken a slight drop, the numbers are by no means a bad omen.
- The drop was largely due to changes in conversion rates.
- This corresponds to a drop from an annual gross emigration rate of 14.8 percent to 3.7 percent of the population.
(trapdoor) escotillón (masculine)Example sentences
- I peeked at my surroundings every minute or so, which is why my heart fell into my stomach at the sight of the steep drop.
- The second mile is a huge drop into Brooklyn, and by about halfway, in the borough of Queens, 12 flat miles are followed by a climb, a drop and another steep climb.
- But get to the top and gaze over Callander, and you soon realise how steep the drop is: you have climbed higher than 1,000 ft.
- Once placed on the drop of the gallows Baird addressed the silent crowd.
- Once assembled on the drop, the hangman, probably Edward Dennis, put the nooses round their necks while they prayed with the Ordinary.
- Smith the Hangman placed him in the centre of the drop.
- 3 3.1 (of supplies) (Aviation) they were unable to make the dropno pudieron llevar a cabo el lanzamiento
no pudieron lanzar los víveres (desde el avión, helicóptero etc)Example sentences3.2
- The council offered to arrange for a helicopter drop of supplies.
- One of the most obvious lessons Stirling learned was that a parachute drop could be a disaster.
- There was, however, no way of contacting them and arranging for a parachute drop.
- 4 4.1(letter box) (American English)4.2
buzón (masculine)(collection point) (American English)
punto (masculine) de recogidaExample sentences4.3 (used by spies) [slang]
- After the coup, he ran a newspaper stand, which functioned as a letter drop for the clandestine Communist Party.
- Our requests were usually met, although there were occasional adjustments in types of weapons sent and frequent changes in time or locations of drops.
- On the plus side, it does enable you to act out your John Le Carre Cold War fantasies with no shortage of dead letter drops and darkened doorways from which to covertly observe the locals.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (accidentally) I/you/he dropped the cupse me/te/le cayó la tazadon't drop it!¡que no se te caiga!she stumbled and dropped the traytropezó y se le cayó la bandejahe dropped an easy catchperdió una pelota fácilthis is your big chance, so don't drop the ball (American English)es tu gran oportunidad, así que no vayas a meter la pata [colloquial]I've dropped a stitch 1.2(bomb/supplies)to drop somebody by parachute
lanzarlanzar a alguien en paracaídasdrop that gun!¡suelta ese revólver!to drop anchorechar anclasto drop a brick o (British English) a clanger to drop somebody/something like a hot potato o brick
anclarno querer saber nada más de alguien/algoExample sentences
- The fire had started when she fell asleep and dropped her cigarette.
- Investigations by police and fire officers concluded that one of them had fallen asleep and dropped a lit cigarette end.
- He drops the phone and falls back to the floor, shaking.
(in tennis) (ball)
- Only on rare occasions would an entire Brigade be dropped for an assault upon one objective.
- The Germans have to fly increasingly further with fewer aircraft and landing fields to drop supplies.
- We dropped the Parachute Regiment into Arnhem and also towed gliders over.
(give birth to) (lamb/foal)
- The Chinese have yet to drop a match and have only conceded two goals while Germany started well before going through a dry patch during the pool phase.
- United could ill afford to drop a point in the championship race but after Paul Scholes slammed them into a 15th minute lead that possibility was never on the agenda.
- The visitors were yet to drop any points, conceding only one goal in their five games prior to the Leigh match.
- They were four hours east of Sterling, when Fly dropped her first pup.
- This species of hartebeest has its young in the late dry season, some antelope prefer to drop their young during the first rains.
- She dropped her first litter of pups in September of 2003.
- The crews grabbed them from the first floor of their terraced home in Prestwich after the family dropped on to the roof of their bay windows.
- Wordlessly, she stands up and, doesn't drop, but jumps off going further than she should.
- I jumped, or dropped, whichever sounds more dignified, off the pipe.
- Energy demand might not drop much unless the price of energy doubled.
- In addition, predictions that housing prices would drop began appearing in the local media.
- Furious investors frantically sold their shares, causing the share price to drop 54 per cent in one day.
- 3 3.1(set down) (passenger/cargo)
(deliver) pasar a dejarI can drop them there on my way homepuedo pasar por allí a dejarlos de camino a casa
- The driver dropped his passengers outside the Tib Street café before parking the vehicle on Dorsey Street.
- The cab dropped her off outside of her apartment and she walked, with some difficulty, to the front door.
- He dropped her off outside her apartment building, pressing the flowers into her hand.
- 4 (send) [colloquial](note/postcard)drop me a line
mandara ver si me mandas or me escribes unas líneas
- 5 he's always dropping namessiempre está mencionando gente importanteto let it drop that …(inadvertently) dejar escapar que …(deliberately) dejar caer que …Example sentences
- At lunchtime I went down town and dropped the Bach score in on James.
- Once you have completed the questionnaire drop it in to me at the clinic and make an appointment to discuss the results.
- Mel and I head to the mall to shop for Daz's birthday present and then drop it round to the flat.
- No surprise Susan fell for Andrew from the start, and yes, she'd picked up on the marriage hints he'd casually dropped along the way.
- That doesn't stop him from dropping the usual snide comments.
- The writer / actor enjoys dropping names, making fancy comparisons, and expressing intellectualized insights.
- 6 (knock down) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Alex discovered why he has been dropped as a friend and a lover by Benny.
- You drop all of your friends and family, you disappear for months at a time, and you're rude as hell when you finally do resurface!
- I think you should just drop her.
- 7 7.1(omit) (letter/syllable/word)she drops her aitches o h's
omitirse come las haches [colloquial]this verb drops the 'e' when inflected
no aspira las hacheseste verbo pierde la 'e' al conjugarseto drop something (
fromsomething)(chapter/scene/article)to drop somebody from a team
suprimir algo (
dealgo)sacar a alguien de un equipoif they drop Bob, they'll lose their best mansi se deshacen de Bob, van a perder a su mejor jugadorExample sentences7.2
(give up, abandon) (case)
- He was dropped from the test team in January 2002 and has received just one chance since.
- Both photos were going into the article but one had to be dropped due to space and that is when the caption mix-up happened.
- Freddie and his board were about to drop him when he quit.
dejar(friend/associate)let's drop the subject
dejar de ver acambiemos de temadrop it! [colloquial]¡basta ya! [colloquial]just drop everything and comedéjalo todo y venteExample sentences
- ‘The thing about studying here is that you have to be able to drop everything in a second,’ she explains.
- ‘Angie has dropped everything for me and running the charity has changed both our lives,’ she said.
- Should one drop everything to answer the phone?
- 8(lose) (game/match)he dropped $100 on the deal (American English)
perderse le fueron or perdió 100 dólares en el asuntoExample sentences
- Before you step into a studio and drop your hard earned money, here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself beforehand.
- I have dropped 10000 dollars so far.
- Three Saudi Arabian princes dropped more than $6 million on the roulette wheel at the Monte Carlo Casino.
intransitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1(fall) (object)the book/vase dropped from her hand
caer(se)el libro/jarrón se le cayó de la manohe dropped to the groundse tiró or echó al suelohe vaulted the wall and dropped (down) lightly onto the grasssaltó el muro y se dejó caer suavemente sobre el céspedto drop out of sightExample sentences1.2
(collapse) desplomarseI dropped into an armchair feeling exhaustedme desplomé exhausto en un sillónhe kept running till he droppedsiguió corriendo hasta caer rendidoto be ready to dropestar cayéndoseI was dropping on my feetno me podía tener en pieto drop (down) deadcaerse muertodrop dead! [colloquial]Example sentences
- Sebastian's subsequent survival was another aerial spectacle as his boat dropped vertically to the stage in stormy lighting.
- My spoon dropped clumsily from my hand.
- A thrust and twist through its chest, and it fell limp, the daggers clattering as they dropped from its hands.
- Then its head sunk down and the beast simply dropped to the ground, fast asleep.
- At the shot, the buck dropped to the ground but was up again moving away with no flash of the white tail to be seen.
- James groaned from the ground and Andy dropped to her knees to help him.
- It was nearly three in the morning and he looked ready to drop from exhaustion.
- I was exhausted and ready to drop before the day was even half over but there was no way in hell I was going to give Annie the satisfaction of seeing me like that.
- It looked like you were ready to drop after a couple of hours there, Brooke.
- 2 2.1(decrease) (wind)
experimentar un descenso [formal](voice)2.2
bajar(in height) (terrain)
- In front the land dropped steeply away to the desert.
- A couple of hundred yards from where the trees stopped, the ground dropped away in a sheer cliff.
- The ground dropped away from the far edge of the trail to a spectacular view of the canyon and the mountains beyond.
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb [colloquial] why don't you drop by for a cup of coffee some time?
- [colloquial] I'll drop in sometime tomorrow
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
- 1 (from school, college, course) she dropped out (of school) he's dropped out of the course
- → drop round
- [colloquial] I'll drop round (to) her house
(ground)the ground drops away sharply
el terreno cae abruptamente2
rezagarseshe dropped back to third place
se rezagó, quedando en el tercer puesto
rezagarse2verb + preposition + object
quedar atrás or rezagarse con respecto a
quedar atrás or rezagarse con respecto a
¿por qué no pasas un día a tomar un café?2verb + preposition + object I have to drop by the office
tengo que pasar por la oficina
pasaré mañana en algún momentowhy don't we drop in and see her?
¿por qué no pasamos a verla?Mary had just dropped in for coffee
acababa de llegar or [colloquial] caer Mary a tomar un caféto drop in
pasar a ver a alguien
caerle a alguien [colloquial]
caerle a alguien [colloquial]
(fall off) caerse1.2 (fall asleep) to drop off (to sleep)
(decrease) (sales/numbers)2verb + object + adverb
(person/goods)the taxi will drop you off at the corner
el taxi te dejará en la esquina
ha dejado de asistir al curso2
(during competition, race) abandonar(before event) he dropped out at the last moment
en el último momento decidió que no se presentaría ( or no tomaría parte etc)to drop out of politics
abandonar or dejar la política3
(from society) marginarse
convertirse en un marginado
convertirse en un marginado
pasaré por su casa
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