drop


drop
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noun
1 reduction
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable, huge, large, massive
marked, noticeable, significant, substantial
dramatic, drastic, precipitous, rapid, severe, sharp, sudden
slight, small
steady
pressure, price, temperature

A sudden temperature drop could lead to a new ice age.

VERB + DROP
experience, suffer

The restaurant has suffered a big drop in trade.

cause, lead to
PREPOSITION
drop in

The glut of coffee led to a sharp drop in prices.

2 vertical distance down from a place
ADJECTIVE
precipitous, sheer, steep, vertical

The cliff plunged in a sheer drop down to the beach.

long
3 small round mass of liquid
ADJECTIVE
single

We mustn't waste a single drop.

tiny

Tiny drops of sweat appeared on her forehead.

tear (usually teardrop)
dew, rain (usually dewdrop, raindrop)
VERB + DROP
wipe, wipe off

She wiped a drop of water from her chin.

DROP + VERB
fall

Great drops of rain started to fall.

roll down sth
PREPOSITION
drop of

Large drops of sweat rolled down her face.

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verb
1 allow sth to fall
ADVERB
accidentally
carelessly, casually

He casually drops the latest buzzwords into the conversation.

almost, nearly
instantly, promptly

He saw Emma and promptly dropped his tray of drinks.

PREPOSITION
in, into, on, onto

I accidentally dropped my glasses into the water.

2 jump/move downwards
ADVERB
heavily
gently, lightly
immediately, instantly, quickly
slowly

He slowly dropped to the floor.

limply

His arms dropped limply to his sides.

down, open

Her mouth dropped open in disbelief.

VERB + DROP
let sth

She smiled and let her eyes drop again.

be ready to

I'm ready to drop (= because I am so tired).

PREPOSITION
into, onto, to

The cheese drops onto a conveyor underneath.

PHRASES
drop like a stone (figurative)

Her heart dropped like a stone at this news.

3 become lower
ADVERB
considerably, dramatically, drastically, significantly, substantially

The price of oil has dropped significantly.

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fast, rapidly
abruptly, precipitously, sharply, suddenly
steadily
slightly
further
VERB + DROP
be likely to, be unlikely to

Sales are likely to drop further.

PREPOSITION
below

The temperature rarely drops below 40°.

by

The price has dropped by 15%.

from, to

The number of children in the class has dropped from 25 to 18.

4 slope downwards
ADVERB
sharply, steeply
away
PREPOSITION
into, to, towards/toward

The land dropped steeply away into a small valley.

5 no longer include sb in sth
ADVERB
quietly
unceremoniously

She was unceremoniously dropped by her record label.

PREPOSITION
from

He has been quietly dropped from the England team.

in favour/favor of
6 stop doing sth/be stopped
ADVERB
quietly

The subject was quietly dropped.

immediately, quickly, suddenly

He suddenly dropped his habitual banter.

eventually, finally
altogether

When nobody volunteered, the idea was finally dropped altogether.

VERB + DROP
let sth

Can't we just let the matter drop?

agree to, decide to

Both countries have agreed to drop border controls.

PREPOSITION
in favour/favor of

The formal grade of Geologist was dropped in favour/favor of Scientific Officer.

Drop is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arm, ↑attendance, ↑barometer, ↑breeze, ↑count, ↑export, ↑eye, ↑face, ↑hand, ↑head, ↑helicopter, ↑humidity, ↑import, ↑income, ↑index, ↑jaw, ↑leaf, ↑level, ↑mouth, ↑number, ↑percentage, ↑price, ↑productivity, ↑profit, ↑rate, ↑rating, ↑revenue, ↑sale, ↑shoulder, ↑standard, ↑stock, ↑sun, ↑takings, ↑tear, ↑temperature, ↑turnover, ↑usage, ↑voice, ↑weight, ↑wind, ↑yield
Drop is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accent, ↑acid, ↑anchor, ↑appeal, ↑backpack, ↑bag, ↑ball, ↑baton, ↑bomb, ↑bombshell, ↑briefcase, ↑case, ↑catch, ↑ceiling, ↑charade, ↑charge, ↑claim, ↑class, ↑clutch, ↑crumb, ↑flare, ↑formality, ↑gaze, ↑gun, ↑head, ↑hint, ↑insistence, ↑jaw, ↑kiss, ↑leaflet, ↑litter, ↑load, ↑matter, ↑name, ↑needle, ↑objection, ↑opposition, ↑pants, ↑pass, ↑per cent, ↑plan, ↑point, ↑pretence, ↑price, ↑proposal, ↑receiver, ↑reference, ↑sail, ↑shoulder, ↑stipulation, ↑stitch, ↑subject, ↑suit, ↑suitcase, ↑torpedo, ↑tray, ↑trousers, ↑voice, ↑weapon, ↑wrapper

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