HyperDic: drop

English > 32 senses of the word drop:
VERBmotiondroplet fall to the ground
motiondropto fall vertically
changedropgo down in value
motiondrop, sink, drop downfall or descend to a lower place or level
socialdropterminate an association with
communicationdroputter with seeming casualness
changedrop, knock offstop pursuing or acting
contactdrop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, dischargeleave or unload
contactdrop, fell, strike down, cut downcause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
competitiondroplose (a game / game / game)
possessiondrop, spend, expendpay out
changedrop, flattenlower the pitch of (musical notes)
stativedrop, dangle, swinghang freely
socialdrop, dismiss, send packing, send awaystop associating with
contactdrop, dribble, driplet or cause to fall in drops
contactdrop, shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw awayget rid of
consumptiondroptake (a drug, especially LSD) , by mouth
cognitiondropomit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing
cognitiondrop, neglect, pretermit, omit, miss, leave out, overlook, overleapleave undone or leave out
changedropchange from one level to another
changedropfall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death
bodydrop, devolve, deteriorate, degenerategrow worse
bodydropgive birth
NOUNshapedrop, bead, pearla shape that is spherical and small
quantitydrop, drib, dribleta small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid / liquid)
attributedrop, dip, fall, free falla sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
objectdrop, cliff, drop-offa steep high face of rock
locationdropa predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
eventdrop, falla free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
artifactdrop, drop curtain, drop clotha curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies
artifactdropa central depository where things can be left or picked up
actdropthe act of dropping something
drop > pronunciation
Soundsdraa'p; drao'p
RhymesAesop ... workshop: 48 rhymes with aap...
agitprop ... treetop: 5 rhymes with aop...
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA shape that is spherical and small.
Example"he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"
Synonymsbead, pearl
NarrowerdewdropA drop of dew
teardropAnything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem / gem on an earring)
BroadersphereA solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
Spanishgota, perla
Catalangota, perla
Nounsdropleta tiny drop
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid / liquid).
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymsdrib, driblet
NarrowerdropletA tiny drop
eyedrop, eye-dropA drop from an eye dropper
raindropA drop of rain
tear, teardropA drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishgota, lágrima
Catalandriblet, drib, gota
Nounsdropleta tiny drop
Verbsdroplet or cause to fall in drops
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA sudden sharp decrease in some quantity.
Examples
  • "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"
  • "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"
Synonymsdip, fall, free fall
NarrowercorrectionA drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases / increases
voltage dropA decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing
Broaderdecrease, decrementThe amount by which something decreases
Spanishbajada, baja, bajón, caída, descenso
Catalanbaixada, baixa, caiguda, descendiment, descens
Verbsdropgo down in value
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA steep high face of rock.
Example "a steep drop"
Synonymscliff, drop-off
NarrowercragA steep rugged rock or cliff
precipiceA very steep cliff
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Spanishacantilado, cantil, despeñadero, peñasco, precipicio, risco
Catalancingle, cinglera, espadat, penya-segat, precipici
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property).
CategorydrugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Narrowerdead dropA drop used for the clandestine exchange of intelligence information
Broaderhiding placeA place suitable for hiding / hiding something (such as yourself)
Spanishzulo
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningA free and rapid descent by the force of gravity.
Example"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
Synonymfall
Narrowerfree fallThe ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field
plungeA steep and rapid fall
precipitationThe act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
BroaderdescentA movement downward
gravitationmovement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
Spanishcaída, despeño
Catalancaiguda
Verbsdropto fall vertically
droplet fall to the ground
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery.
Synonymsdrop curtain, drop cloth
Broadercurtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pallhanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
Spanishbambalina
Verbsdropfall or descend to a lower place or level
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA central depository where things can be left or picked up.
NarrowermaildropA drop where mail / mail can be deposited
Broaderdepository, deposit, depositary, repositoryA facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
Verbsdropleave or unload
English > drop: 32 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of dropping something.
Example"they expected the drop would be successful"
BroaderdescentThe act of changing your location in a downward direction
Catalanbaixada, caiguda, llançament
Verbsdroplet fall to the ground
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningLet fall to the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe girls drop the wooden sticks
Example"Don't drop the dishes"
NarrowerdumpDrop (stuff) in a heap or mass
hangLet drop or droop
plonk down, plump down, plank downDrop heavily
plopDrop something with a plopping sound
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar todropTo fall vertically
sink, drop, drop downfall or descend to a lower place or level
Spanishlargar
Nounsdropthe act of dropping something
dropa free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningTo fall vertically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe branches drop from the trees
Example"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
Narrowerdeclinego down
flump, flump downfall heavily
plummet, plumpDrop sharply
plunge, dumpfall abruptly
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Similar todropLet fall to the ground
Spanishbajar, caer
Catalanbaixar, caure
Nounsdropa free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 3, change
Meaninggo down in value.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe stock market is going to drop
Example"Stock prices dropped"
Narrowerslump, fall off, sinkfall heavily or suddenly
tumblefall suddenly and sharply
Broaderdecline, go down, waneGrow smaller
Spanishbajar, caer, descender
Catalanbaixar, caure, davallar, descendir
Nounsdropa sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningfall or descend to a lower place or level.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymssink, drop down
Narrowerdrop open, fall openopen involuntarily
sag, droop, swag, flagdroop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
sag, sag downCause to sag
Broaderchange postureUndergo a change in bodily posture
Similar todropLet fall to the ground
slump, fall off, sinkfall heavily or suddenly
Spanishcaerse, caer, dejar caer, hundirse, hundir, sumirse
Catalancaure's, enfonsar-se, enfonsar, ensorrar-se, esfondrar, sumir-se
Nounsdropa curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningterminate an association with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"drop him from the Republican ticket"
BroaderremoveRemove from a position or an office
Similar todismiss, send packing, send away, dropstop associating with
Spanisheliminar, rechazar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningUtter with seeming casualness.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "drop a hint"
  • drop names"
Broaderexpress, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toarticulate
Spanishsoltar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningstop pursuing or acting.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"drop a lawsuit"
Synonymknock off
Narrowernolle pros, nolle prosequi, nol.pros.Drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
Broaderdiscontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
Spanishabandonar, dejar
Catalanabandonar, deixar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningLeave or unload.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
Synonymsdrop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge
Narrowerair-dropDrop (an object) from the air
wharfDischarge at a wharf
BroaderdeliverBring to a destination, make a delivery
Spanishdejar, descargar
Catalandeixar, descarregar
Nounsdropa central depository where things can be left or picked up
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningCause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey drop the trees
Synonymsfell, strike down, cut down
Cause todescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Entailed byundercutcut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
Narrowerchop downcut down
cutfell by sawing
log, lumbercut lumber, as in woods and forests / forests
poleax, poleaxefell with or as if with a poleax / poleax
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishderribar, talar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 10, competition
MeaningLose (a game / game / game).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broaderlosefail to win
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 11, possession
Meaningpay out.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something on somebody
Synonymsspend, expend
NarroweraffordBe able to spare or give up
blowspend lavishly or wastefully on
consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
consume, squander, waste, warespend extravagantly
invest, put, commit, placemake an investment
lay outSpend or invest
misspendspend (money or other resources) unwisely
misspendspend time badly or unwisely
penny-pinch, nickel-and-dimespend money frugally
piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifleWaste time
save, economize, economisespend sparingly, avoid the waste of
underspendspend at less than the normal rate
wanton, wanton away, trifle awayspend wastefully
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishdejar caer, expender, gastar
Catalangastar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 12, change
Meaninglower the pitch of (musical notes) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymflatten
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
OppositesharpenRaise the pitch of (musical notes)
Spanishbajar, engravecer
Catalanabaixar el to, fer greu
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 13, stative
Meaninghang freely.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThe lights drop from the ceiling
Example "The light dropped from the ceiling"
Synonymsdangle, swing
Narrowerdroop, lollhang loosely or laxly
BroaderhangBe suspended or hanging
Spanishbalancearse, caer, columpearse, columpiarse, pender
Catalanbalancejar-se, gronxar-se, gronxolar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 14, social
Meaningstop associating with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
Synonymsdismiss, send packing, send away
Broaderdisplace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateTerminate the employment of
Similar todropterminate an association with
Spanishechar, largar
Catalanfer marxar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 15, contact
MeaningLet or cause to fall in drops.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymsdribble, drip
BroaderpourCause to run
Similar todripfall in drops
Spanishgotear
Nounsdropa small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid / liquid)
dropperpipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid / liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 16, contact
MeaningGet rid of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsshed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away
Narrowerabsciseshed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
autotomize, autotomiseCause a body part to undergo autotomy
exfoliatecast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
shed, molt, exuviate, moult, sloughcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanisharrojar, dejar caer, despojarse, librarse de, mudar, quitarse de encima, quitarse, sacudirse algo, tirar, vaciar
Catalandesfer-se de, mudar de, treure's
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 17, consumption
MeaningTake (a drug, especially LSD) , by mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
Broaderdrug, do drugsUse recreational drugs
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 18, cognition
MeaningOmit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
Broaderelideleave or strike out
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 19, cognition
MeaningLeave undone or leave out.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsneglect, pretermit, omit, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap
Narrowerforgetforget to do something
jump, pass over, skip, skip overBypass
Oppositeattend to, take to heartget down to
Spanishomitir
Catalanometre
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 20, change
Meaningchange from one level to another.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She dropped into army jargon"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 21, change
MeaningFall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"shop til you drop"
BroaderfallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 22, body
MeaningGrow worse.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsdevolve, deteriorate, degenerate
Narrowerlanguish, fadeBecome feeble
tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jadeLose interest or become bored with something or somebody
waste, rotBecome physically weaker
Broaderworsen, declineGrow worse
Oppositerecuperate, recover, convalesceget over an illness or shock
Spanishdegenerarse, degenerar, deteriorarse, deteriorar
Catalandegenerar-se, degenerar, deteriorar-se, deteriorar, espatllar-se, espatllar
English > drop: 32 senses > verb 23, body
Meaninggive birth; used for animals.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The cow dropped her calf this morning"
Broadergive birth, deliver, bear, birth, haveCause to be born

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