drop Definition

  • 1let or make (something) fall vertically
  • 2a small round or pear-shaped portion of liquid that hangs or falls or adheres to a surface
  • 3a sudden steep slope or decline

Using drop: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "drop" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She dropped the vase and it shattered into pieces.

  • Example

    The temperature dropped significantly overnight.

  • Example

    He dropped his voice to a whisper.

  • Example

    I need to drop off this package at the post office.

  • Example

    A tear drop rolled down her cheek.

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    The stock market experienced a sudden drop in prices.

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    The road has a steep drop on one side.

drop Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using drop

  • without any hesitation or delay; instantly


    She would leave her job at the drop of a hat if she won the lottery.

  • to drop like flies

    to die or fall down in large numbers


    During the heatwave, people were dropping like flies from dehydration.

  • to make one's jaw drop

    to cause someone to be very surprised or shocked


    The magician's trick made everyone's jaw drop in amazement.

Phrases with drop

  • to visit someone informally and without an appointment


    I'm going to drop by my friend's house later.

  • drop dead

    an impolite way of telling someone to go away or expressing anger or frustration


    When he told me to hurry up, I felt like telling him to drop dead.

  • to fail to do something that you were responsible for or were expected to do


    He dropped the ball on the project and missed the deadline.


Summary: drop in Brief

The verb 'drop' [drɒp] means to let or make something fall vertically. It can also refer to a small round portion of liquid that hangs or falls or adheres to a surface, or a sudden steep slope or decline. Examples include 'She dropped the vase and it shattered into pieces,' and 'The temperature dropped significantly overnight.' Phrases include 'drop by,' meaning to visit someone informally, and idioms like 'at the drop of a hat,' meaning without hesitation or delay.

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