- drop as a noun:
- 9 as a verb:
A shape that is spherical and small:
— He studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops.
Polish: kropelka, kropla
A small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid):
— He had a drop too much to drink.
— A drop of each sample was analyzed.
— There is not a drop of pity in that man.
Dutch: afgrond, drop, drup, druppel, parel, val, vallen
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 steep high face of rock:
— A steep drop.
Dutch: klif, klip
Polish: faleza, klif
A predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property).
A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity:
— It was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height.
Dutch: smak, val
Polish: upadnięcie, spadnięcie, padnięcie
A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery.
A central depository where things can be left or picked up.
The act of dropping something.
Let fall to the ground.
Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on. vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.]. collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... show more
To fall vertically.
Go down in value.
Fall or descend to a lower place or level.
Dutch: zakken, dalen, zinken, neervallen
Terminate an association with.
Utter with seeming casualness.
Stop pursuing or acting:
— Drop a lawsuit.
synonym: knock off.
Remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave:
— Drop off the passengers at the hotel.
Dutch: lossen, ontladen, uitladen
Lose (a game).
Lower the pitch of (musical notes).
Stop associating with:
— They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock.
Let or cause to fall in drops.
Dutch: druppelen, dribbelen
Get rid of.
Take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth.
Omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing.
Leave undone or leave out.
Dutch: overslaan, overspringen, skippen, verwaarlozen, weglaten
Change from one level to another.
Fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death.
Dutch: degenereren, maken, verarmen, verslechteren
Give birth; used for animals.
Moby thesaurus: abandon, abate, abdicate, abeyance, abjure, ablate, acknowledge defeat, act drop, advantage, asbestos, asbestos board, ascend, ax, backdrop, backslide, balm, balsam, bank, bate, batten ... show more.
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