To express or utter casually or incidentally; to casually mention, usually in conversation, sometimes to give an impression of knowledge, ownership, membership, notoriety, or status. See also name-drop
The moderator would drop hints whenever the students struggled.
If you drop someone or something somewhere, you take them somewhere and leave them there, usually in a car or other vehicle. He dropped me outside the hotel Drop off means the same as drop. Just drop me off at the airport He was dropping off a late birthday present
A drop is a part of the regalia of the Straight Dancer, that hangs down the back and touches the floor Depending on the tribe, it can be made of an otter hide or from several brass or German silver conchos strung together Drop also designates the row of conchos hanging down from a traditional lady dancer's concho belt
a central depository where things can be left or picked up a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
If you drop an idea, course of action, or habit, you do not continue with it. The prosecution was forced to drop the case + dropping drop·ping This was one of the factors that led to President Suharto's dropping of his previous objections
If a person or a part of their body drops to a lower position, or if they drop a part of their body to a lower position, they move to that position, often in a tired and lifeless way. Nancy dropped into a nearby chair She let her head drop He dropped his hands on to his knees
the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful" a central depository where things can be left or picked up a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height" a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) a small quantity (especially of a liquid); "one drop of each sample was analyzed"; "any child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negro"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man" a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead" give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning" stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!" go down in value; "Stock prices dropped" change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon" utter casually; "drop a hint" lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13" leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo; to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets" let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes" terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket
Almost a zone defence, where the defensive players drop back to help protect the centre of the pool and help block shots It generally resembles either a sagging man-to-man or 3-2-1 zone The ball carrier must be pressured to force a bad pass or hurried shot
If a level or amount drops or if someone or something drops it, it quickly becomes less. Temperatures can drop to freezing at night His blood pressure had dropped severely He had dropped the price of his London home by £1.25m. Drop is also a noun. He was prepared to take a drop in wages
when the ball is released by hand (with an extended arm at shoulder height) and put back in play after being lifted under various situations within the rules of golf Example: She took a free drop away from the obstruction
a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) a small quantity (especially of a liquid); "one drop of each sample was analyzed"; "any child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negro"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"
Withdrawing from a course during the semester You can drop a course until the end of the third week of the semester without academic penalty (that is, without it appearing on your transcript) After this date, and until the end of the twelfth week, you can drop a course, but you will receive a grade on your transcript In order to drop a course, you must file a written request Non-attendance of a class does not constitute a drop and a grade of WE (withdrew failing) is figured in your PA! Remember you must not drop below the number of credit hours required by Immigration
If you drop something somewhere or if it drops there, you deliberately let it fall there. Drop the noodles into the water shaped pots that simply drop into their own container Bombs drop round us and the floor shudders. + dropping drop·ping the dropping of the first atomic bomb
to cease bidding when there are only two people who are still bidding The bid is said to be "dropped on" the unfortunate soul who has taken the bid Generally used only when the aforementioned person appears unable to make the bid ("It was dropped on me!")
If you want someone to drop the subject, drop it, or let it drop, you want them to stop talking about something, often because you are annoyed that they keep talking about it. Mary Ann wished he would just drop it
A drop of a liquid is a very small amount of it shaped like a little ball. In informal English, you can also use drop when you are referring to a very small amount of something such as a drink. a drop of blue ink I'll have another drop of that Italian milk
Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself
You use drop to talk about vertical distances. For example, a thirty-foot drop is a distance of thirty feet between the top of a cliff or wall and the bottom of it. There was a sheer drop just outside my window
A procedure by which a course is deleted from a student's schedule so the course does not appear on the student's permanent academic record A student may drop a course early in a term; this procedure must be completed by the date indicated in each academic term's Schedule of Classes An administrative office may drop students from courses in which they are not eligible to enroll See also Withdrawal
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
To fold is to drop To drop is to fold To lose a particular amount of money At poker, that is, you don't have to literally drop it on the carpet The drop is also what the house takes from a hand (see also rake) I bet again on the turn and three more players dropped
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