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drop (noun)
1.
a) (1) the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass
(2) a dose of medicine measured by - drops eye drops for dilating the pupil of the eye
b) a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible
c) a small quantity of drink
d) the smallest practical unit of liquid measure
2.
something that resembles a liquid drop as
a) a pendent ornament attached to a piece of jewelry , also an earring with such a pendant
b) a small globular cookie or candy
3.
a) the act or an instance of - dropping fall
b) a decline in quantity or quality
c) a descent by parachute , also the people or equipment by parachute - dropped
d) a place or central depository to which something (as mail, money, or stolen property) is brought for distribution or transmission , also the act of depositing something at such a place - made the drop
4.
a) the distance from a higher to a lower level or through which something drops
b) a decrease in electric potential
5.
a slot into which something is to be dropped
6.
something that drops, hangs, or falls as
a) a movable plate that covers the keyhole of a lock
b) an unframed piece of cloth stage scenery , also - drop curtain
c) a hinged platform on a gallows
d) a fallen fruit
7.
the advantage of having an opponent covered with a firearm , broadly - advantage superiority usually used in the phrase get the drop on
8.
a move back from the line of scrimmage (as in preparation for making a forward pass) - a quick drop
drop (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to fall in - drops
2.
a) (1) to fall unexpectedly or suddenly
(2) to descend from one line or level to another
b) to fall in a state of collapse or death
c) of a card to become played by reason of the obligation to follow suit
d) of a ball to fall or roll into a hole or basket
3.
to enter or pass as if without conscious effort of will into some state, condition, or activity - dropped into sleep
4.
a) to cease to be of concern - lapse let the matter drop
b) to pass from view or notice - disappear often used with out drop out of sight
c) to become less - production dropped often used with off
5.
transitive verb
to move with a favoring wind or current - usually used with down
1.
to let fall cause to fall
2.
a) - give up abandon drop an idea drop the charges
b) - discontinue dropped what she was doing
c) to break off an association or connection with - dismiss drop a failing student
3.
a) to utter or mention in a casual way - drop a suggestion drop names
b) - write drop us a line soon
4.
a) to lower or cause to descend from one level or position to another
b) to cause to lessen or decrease - reduce dropped his speed
5.
of an animal to give birth to
6.
a) - lose dropped three games dropped $50 in a poker game
b) - spend drop $20 for lunch
c) to get rid of - dropped 20 pounds
7.
a) to bring down with a shot or a blow
b) to cause (a high card) to fall
c) to toss or roll into a hole or basket - drop a putt
8.
a) to deposit or deliver during a usually brief stop - usually used with off drop the kids off at school
b) - air-drop
9.
to cause (the voice) to be less loud
10.
a) to leave (a letter representing a speech sound) unsounded - drop the g in running
b) to leave out in writing - omit
11.
to draw from an external point - drop a perpendicular to the line
12.
to take (a drug) orally - swallow drop acid
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
drop (noun)
1.
the quantity of fluid that falls naturally in one rounded mass
SYNONIMS:
bead, blob, driblet, drip, droplet, glob, globule
RELATED WORDS:
gobbet; dewdrop, raindrop, tear, teardrop; spatter; dribble, trickle
drop (noun)
2.
distance measured from the top to the bottom of something
SYNONIMS:
deepness, drop
RELATED WORDS:
lowness; draft, sounding
NEAR ANTONYMS:
shallowness; altitude, elevation, height, stature
drop (noun)
3.
the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude
SYNONIMS:
dip, dive, down, drop, fall, nosedive, plunge
RELATED WORDS:
comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinking
NEAR ANTONYMS:
advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvement
ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn
drop (noun)
4.
the amount by which something is lessened
SYNONIMS:
abatement, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, loss, reduction, shrinkage, step-down
RELATED WORDS:
deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shortening
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturn
boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise, step-up, uptick
drop (noun)
5.
the more favorable condition or position in a competition
SYNONIMS:
better, bulge, catbird seat, drop, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip hand
RELATED WORDS:
allowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy ( ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfall
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setback
disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike
drop (verb)
1.
to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally
SYNONIMS:
depress, lower, throw, throw down
RELATED WORDS:
flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submerge
lift, pick up, raise
drop (verb)
2.
to go to a lower level especially abruptly
SYNONIMS:
crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumble
RELATED WORDS:
abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreat
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon ( bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, wax
arise, ascend, lift, mount, rise, soar, spike, up
drop (verb)
3.
to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end
SYNONIMS:
break, break off, break up, can, cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up in), quit, shut off
RELATED WORDS:
complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch ( staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuff
NEAR ANTONYMS:
carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir
drop (verb)
4.
to stop doing (something) permanently
SYNONIMS:
abandon, discontinue, drop, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up in)
RELATED WORDS:
break off, break up, cease, close, conclude, end, expire, finish, halt, leave off, shut off; pause, taper off; throw up; round (off out), terminate, wind up, wrap up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, start
carry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain
drop (verb)
5.
to lead or extend downward
SYNONIMS:
decline, dip, drop, fall, plunge, sink
RELATED WORDS:
angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tip
NEAR ANTONYMS:
even, flatten, level, plane, smooth, straighten
arise, ascend, climb, mount, rise, uprise, upsweep, upturn
drop (verb)
6.
to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)
SYNONIMS:
abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, scrub
RELATED WORDS:
abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrender
NEAR ANTONYMS:
engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertake
continue, keep
drop (verb)
7.
to bring forth from the womb
SYNONIMS:
birth, deliver, drop, have, mother, produce
RELATED WORDS:
labor; breed, multiply, propagate, reproduce, spawn; beget, father, generate, get, sire; calve, kid, kindle, kitten, litter, pup, whelp
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abort, lose, miscarry
drop (verb)
8.
to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall
SYNONIMS:
bowl (down over), down, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrate
RELATED WORDS:
kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale
drop (verb)
9.
to fail to win, gain, or obtain
SYNONIMS:
drop
RELATED WORDS:
forfeit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conquer, prevail (over), triumph (over)
nail (down), win
drop (verb)
10.
to fall or let fall in or as if in drops
SYNONIMS:
distill ( distil), dribble, drop, trickle
RELATED WORDS:
drizzle, sprinkle; flow, pour, roll, run, stream; cascade, gutter, riffle, ripple; bleed, exude, ooze, seep, weep; discharge
NEAR ANTONYMS:
gush, spout, spurt
drop (verb)
11.
to hand over or use up in payment
SYNONIMS:
disburse, drop, expend, fork (over, out, up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell out
RELATED WORDS:
lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, waste
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win
drop (verb)
12.
to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically
SYNONIMS:
advert (to), cite, drop, instance, name, note, notice, quote, refer (to), specify, touch (on upon)
RELATED WORDS:
allude (to), hint (at), imply, indicate, infer, intend, intimate, suggest; point (out), signal, signify; denominate, designate; indicate; bring up, broach, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce; infiltrate, insinuate, worm; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publicize, publish, sound; clarify, clear (up), elucidate, explain, explicate, spell out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight
drop (verb)
13.
to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent
SYNONIMS:
abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduce
RELATED WORDS:
compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualify
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redouble
aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise
drop (verb)
14.
to stop living
SYNONIMS:
check out, conk (out), croak, decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in, kick off, pass (on), pass away, part, peg out, perish, pop off, step out, succumb
RELATED WORDS:
predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, fail
NEAR ANTONYMS:
come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thrive
breathe, live
drop (verb)
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually
SYNONIMS:
abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away down out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, wane
RELATED WORDS:
compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthen
accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon ( bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax
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