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1drop/ˈdrɑːp/noun
pluraldrops
1drop
/ˈdrɑːp/
noun
pluraldrops
Learner's definition of DROP  
[count] : a very small amount of liquid that falls in a rounded shape— often + of
— see also dewdropraindropteardrop
[count]informal : a small amount of a drink— usually singular
[singular] : a small amount of something (such as a quality)
drops [plural] : liquid medicine that is measured in drops and put into your eyes, ears, or nose
[count] : a usually small, round piece of candy with a particular flavor
— see also cough dropgumdrop
[count] 
: the distance from a higher to a lower level— usually singular
   b : an area that goes downward suddenly
[count] : a decrease in amount or quality— usually singular— often + in
informal [count] 
: the act of taking something (such as something secret or illegal) to a place and leaving it there
   b : a place where something is taken to and left to be picked up
— see also airdropmail drop
[count]American football : a move back from the line of scrimmage— usually singular

a drop in the bucket

(US)informalor Britisha drop in the ocean
: an amount that is so small that it does not make an important difference or have much effect

at the drop of a hat

: very quickly and immediately
2drop/ˈdrɑːp/verb
dropsdroppeddropping
2drop
/ˈdrɑːp/
verb
dropsdroppeddropping
Learner's definition of DROP  
[+ object] : to let (something) fall
   b [no object] : to fall
[no object] 
: to lie down or fall down suddenly
   b : to lie down or become unconscious because you are sick or exhausted
[no object] : to go down suddenly and form a steep slope
[no object] : to change to a lower level, amount, position, etc.
   b [+ object] : to cause (something) to lessen or decrease in level or amount
[+ object] : to send (someone) a letter, note, etc.
[+ object] : to stop talking or thinking about (something)
   b [no object] : to stop being talked about
[+ object] : to stop doing or continuing with (something)
[+ object] : to not include (someone or something)
[+ object] : to suddenly end a relationship or connection with (someone)
10 [+ object] : to take (someone or something) to a place and then leave— often + off
11 always followed by an adverb or preposition[no object] : to make a brief social visit— usually + by or in or over
— see also drop-in
12 [+ object] : to say (something) in an informal or casual way
13 [+ object]informal : to lose (a game)
14 [+ object]informal : to spend (an amount of money)— usually + on
15 [+ object]informal : to lose (an amount of weight)
16 : to move down
[+ object]
[no object]
17 [+ object]knitting : to let (a loop of yarn) fall off a knitting needle
18 [+ object] : to not pronounce (a letter) when you speak
19 [+ object]informal : to take (a drug) by swallowing it

drop a brick

British, informalordrop a clanger
: to make a very bad or embarrassing mistake

drop back

[phrasal verb]American football
: to move straight back from the line of scrimmage

drop dead

— see 1dead

drop in/into/on your lap

— see 1lap

drop off

[phrasal verb]
: to decrease in amount
: to fall asleep
— see also 2drop 10 (above)

drop out

[phrasal verb]
: to stop attending a school or university before you have completed your studies— often + of
: to stop being part of a group— usually + of
: to stop being involved in regular society because you do not agree with or support its rules, customs, and values
— see also dropout

drop out of sight

: to stop being seen

drop the ball

— see 1ball

jaw drops

— see 1jaw

the bottom drop out

— see 1bottom

the penny drops

— see penny

you could hear a pin drop

— see 1pin
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