Translation of drop in Spanish:
- 1 1.1(of liquid)drop by drop down to the last dropwe haven't had a drop of rain for six weekshasta la última gotais it raining? — no, just a few dropsno ha caído una gota de agua en seis semanas¿llueve? — no, solo son cuatro gotasExample sentences1.2
(small amount)he hasn't touched a drop since the accidentgo on, have some — OK, just a dropno ha probado el alcohol desde que tuvo el accidenteI take a drop now and thenanda, bebe —bueno, una gotitashe'd had a drop too muchtomo un traguito de vez en cuandoa drop in the ocean o buckethabía bebido más de la cuentaun grano de arena en el desiertouna insignificanciaExample sentences1.3
- 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.
also: drops plural(Medicine)ear/nose dropsgotas (feminine plural)eye dropsgotas para los oídos/la narizExample sentences1.4 she wore a diamond drop in each ear
- 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.
acid dropsllevaba unos pendientes de brillantes en forma de lágrimachocolate dropscaramelos (masculine plural) ácidospastillas (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)she had to take a drop in salarya drop of 30% o a 30% drop in salestuvo que aceptar un sueldo más bajoat the drop of a hat he has to be ready to leave everything and go at the drop of a hatun descenso del 30% en las ventasshe could cook a superb meal at the drop of a hattiene que estar siempre listo para dejarlo todo y salir en cualquier momento or sin previo aviso2.2podía preparar una comida estupenda en un santiamén or en un abrir y cerrar de ojos(difference in height)a sudden dropa sheer drop onto the rocksuna caída abruptauna caída a plomo sobre las rocasExample sentences2.3
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (of supplies) (Aviation) they were unable to make the drop3.2no pudieron llevar a cabo el lanzamientono pudieron lanzar los víveres(desde el avión, helicóptero etc)Example sentences
- 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(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) See examples: I/you/he dropped the cupdon't drop it!se me/te/le cayó la tazashe stumbled and dropped the tray¡que no se te caiga!he dropped an easy catchtropezó y se le cayó la bandejathis is your big chance, so don't drop the ball (American English)perdió una pelota fácilI've dropped a stitch 1.2es tu gran oportunidad, así que no vayas a meter la pata [colloquial](bomb/supplies)to drop somebody by parachutedrop that gun!lanzar a alguien en paracaídasto drop anchor¡suelta ese revólver!to drop a brick o (British English) a clanger to drop somebody/something like a hot potato o brickechar anclas1.3no querer saber nada más de alguien/algo(in tennis) (ball)Example 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.
(give birth to) (lamb/foal)Example sentences
- 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.
- 2(eyes/voice)Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 3.1(set down) (passenger/cargo)3.2(deliver)I can drop them there on my way homepasar a dejarpuedo pasar por allí a dejarlos de camino a casaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 5 he's always dropping namesto let it drop that …siempre está mencionando gente importante(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'sthis verb drops the 'e' when inflectedse come las haches [colloquial]no aspira las hachesto drop something (este verbo pierde la 'e' al conjugarse
fromsomething)(chapter/scene/article)to drop somebody from a teamsuprimir algo ( dealgo)if they drop Bob, they'll lose their best mansacar a alguien de un equipo7.2si se deshacen de Bob, van a perder a su mejor jugador(give up, abandon) (case)(charges)(plan/idea)renunciar a(habit)(friend/associate)let's drop the subjectdejar de ver adrop it! [colloquial]cambiemos de temajust drop everything and come¡basta ya! [colloquial]déjalo 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?
- 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.
- 8(lose) (game/match)he dropped $100 on the deal (American English)se 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 handhe dropped to the groundel libro/jarrón se le cayó de la manohe vaulted the wall and dropped (down) lightly onto the grassse tiró or echó al sueloto drop out of sight 1.2saltó el muro y se dejó caer suavemente sobre el césped(collapse)I dropped into an armchair feeling exhaustedhe kept running till he droppedme desplomé exhausto en un sillónto be ready to dropsiguió corriendo hasta caer rendidoI was dropping on my feetestar cayéndoseto drop (down) deadno me podía tener en piedrop dead! [colloquial]caerse muertoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 2.1(decrease) (wind)(prices)experimentar un descenso [formal](voice)2.2(in height) (terrain)(hemline)alargarseExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1.1verb + adverb
- 1.1verb + 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
- 1.1 (from school, college, course) See examples: she dropped out (of school) he's dropped out of the course
- → drop round
- [colloquial] I'll drop round (to) her house
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