HyperDic: drop_off

English > 5 senses of the expression drop off:
VERBchangedrop offfall or diminish
bodydrop off, fall asleep, dope off, flake out, drift off, nod off, doze off, drowse offchange from a waking to a sleeping state
contactdrop off, drop, set down, put down, unload, dischargeleave or unload
competitiondrop off, fall back, fall behind, recederetreat
changedrop off, slip, drop away, fall awayget worse
English > drop off: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningfall or diminish.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishcaer, disminuir
Catalanbaixar, disminuir
Nounsdrop-offa change downward
English > drop off: 5 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningchange from a waking to a sleeping state.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsfall asleep, dope off, flake out, drift off, nod off, doze off, drowse off
Narrowerzonk outfall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired
Oppositewake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, wakenstop sleeping
Spanishadormecerse, dormirse
Catalanadormir-se, endormiscar-se
English > drop off: 5 senses > verb 3, 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, 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
English > drop off: 5 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningretreat.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsfall back, fall behind, recede
Broaderregress, retrograde, retrogressget worse or fall back to a previous condition
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Oppositegain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain groundObtain advantages, such as points, etc.
Spanishabandonar, perder, replegarse, retirarse, retroceder
English > drop off: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningget worse.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsslip, drop away, fall away
Narrowerlapse, backslideDrop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
Broaderworsen, declineGrow worse
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Spanishagravarse, bajar, declinar, deteriorar, empeorar
Catalanbaixar, declinar, empitjorar
Nounsdrop-offa noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

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