n. 25B6; verb
Eric dropped the box : LET FALL, let go of, lose one's grip on; release, unhand, relinquish.
water drops from the cave roof : DRIP, fall, dribble, trickle, run, plop, leak.
a plane dropped out of the sky : FALL, descend, plunge, plummet, dive, nosedive, tumble, pitch.
she dropped to her knees : FALL, sink, collapse, slump, tumble.
(informal) I was dropping with exhaustion : COLLAPSE, faint, pass out, black out, swoon, keel over; informal flake out, conk out.
the track dropped from the ridge : SLOPE DOWNWARDS, slant downwards, descend, go down, fall away, sink, dip.
the exchange rate dropped : DECREASE, lessen, reduce, diminish, depreciate; fall, decline, dwindle, sink, slump, plunge, plummet.
pupils can drop history if they wish : GIVE UP, finish with, withdraw from; discontinue, end, stop, cease, halt; abandon, forgo, relinquish, dispense with, have done with; informal pack in, quit.
he was dropped from the team : EXCLUDE, discard, expel, oust, throw out, leave out; dismiss, discharge, let go; informal boot out, kick out, turf out.
he dropped his unsuitable friends : ABANDON, desert, throw over; renounce, disown, turn one's back on, wash one's hands of; reject, give up, cast off; neglect, shun; poetic/literary forsake.
he dropped all reference to compensation : OMIT, leave out, eliminate, take out, miss out, delete, cut, erase.
the taxi dropped her off : DELIVER, bring, take, convey, carry, transport; leave, unload.
drop the gun on the ground : PUT, place, deposit, set, lay, leave; informal pop, plonk.
she dropped names : MENTION, refer to, hint at; bring up, raise, broach, introduce; show off.
the team has yet to drop a point : LOSE, concede, give away.
lift, rise, increase, keep, win.
a drop of water : DROPLET, blob, globule, bead, bubble, tear, dot; informal glob.
it needs a drop of oil : SMALL AMOUNT, little, bit, dash, spot; dribble, driblet, sprinkle, trickle, splash; dab, speck, smattering, sprinkling, modicum; informal smidgen, tad.
an acid drop : SWEET, lozenge, pastille, bonbon; N. Amer. candy.
a small drop in profits : DECREASE, reduction, decline, fall-off, downturn, slump; cut, cutback, curtailment; depreciation.
I walked to the edge of the drop : CLIFF, abyss, chasm, gorge, gully, precipice; slope, descent, incline.
the hangman measured her for the drop : HANGING, gibbeting; execution; informal stringing up.
25A0; drop back/behind FALL BACK/BEHIND, get left behind, lag behind; straggle, linger, dawdle, dally, hang back, loiter, bring/take up the rear; informal dilly-dally.
25A0; drop off
trade dropped off sharply. : See drop verb sense 7.
she kept dropping off : FALL ASLEEP, doze (off), nap, catnap, drowse; informal nod off, drift off, snooze, take forty winks.
25A0; drop out of he dropped out of his studies. : See drop verb sense 8.