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drop British & World English

Let or make (something) fall vertically

drop English Thesaurus

Eric dropped a tea chest full of crockery

tip the bucket on British & World English

Make damaging revelations about (someone or something)

the drop in drop British & World English

The relegation of a sports team to a lower league or division

die like flies British & World English

Die or collapse in large numbers

fall to one's knees British & World English

Assume a kneeling position

fall into someone's lap British & World English

(Of something desirable) be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort being made on their part

go down like ninepins British & World English

Succumb in large numbers or with little resistance

drop-in British & World English

Visited on an informal basis without booking or appointments

acid drop British & World English

A kind of boiled sweet with a sharp taste

drop dead British & World English

Die suddenly and unexpectedly

drop-dead British & World English

Used to emphasize how attractive someone or something is

drop into British & World English

Call casually and informally at (a place)

drop off British & World English

Fall asleep easily, especially without intending to

drop-off British & World English

A decline or decrease

drop out British & World English

Cease to participate in a race or competition

drop box British & World English

A secured container or receptacle into which items such as returned books, keys, payments, or charity donations can be deposited

drop-down British & World English

Dropping down or unfolding when required

drop goal British & World 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 British & World English

(Chiefly in rugby) a kick made by dropping the ball and kicking it as it bounces up from the ground

drop-leaf British & World English

(Of a table) having a hinged flap

drop-ship British & World English

Provide (goods) by direct delivery from the manufacturer to the retailer or customer

drop shot British & World English

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

drop tank British & World English

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

drop test British & World 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-top British & World English

Another term for drophead.

drop zone British & World English

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

mail drop British & World English

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

pear drop British & World English

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

drop kick New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

drop anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) let down the anchor and moor

cough drop British & World English

A medicated lozenge sucked to relieve a cough

drop asleep British & World English

Fall gently asleep, especially without intending to

drop cloth British & World English

Another term for drop curtain.

drop-forged British & World English

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

drop hammer British & World English

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

drop scene British & World 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 British & World English

A small, thick pancake made by dropping spoonfuls of batter on to a griddle or other heated surface

drop-stitch British & World English

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

drop waist British & World English

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

fruit drop British & World English

The shedding of unripe fruit from a tree

lemon drop British & World English

A yellow, lemon-flavoured boiled sweet

wrist-drop British & World English

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

drop by/in British & World English

Call informally and briefly as a visitor

drop capital British & World English

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

drop curtain British & World English

A curtain or painted cloth lowered vertically on to a theatre stage

drop shoulder British & World English

A style of shoulder on a garment cut so that the seam is positioned on the upper arm rather than the shoulder

drop capital New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

large opening capital letter occupying more than the depth of a line


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