Meaning of DROP in English

DROP

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ~a; akin to Old High German tropfo ~ Date: before 12th century 1. a. the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass, a dose of medicine measured by ~s , a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible, a small quantity of drink, the smallest practical unit of liquid measure, something that resembles a liquid ~: as, a pendent ornament attached to a piece of jewelry, a small globular cookie or candy, 3. \~ (II)] the act or an instance of ~ping ; fall , a decline in quantity or quality, a descent by parachute, a place or central depository to which something (as mail, money, or stolen property) is brought for distribution or transmission, 4. the distance from a higher to a lower level or through which something ~s, a decrease in electric potential, a slot into which something is to be ~ped, something that ~s, hangs, or falls: as, a movable plate that covers the keyhole of a lock, an unframed piece of cloth stage scenery, a hinged platform on a gallows, a fallen fruit, the advantage of having an opponent covered with a firearm, a move back from the line of scrimmage (as in preparation for making a forward pass) , II. verb (~ped; ~ping) Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to fall in ~s, 2. a. to fall unexpectedly or suddenly, to descend from one line or level to another, to fall in a state of collapse or death, to become played by reason of the obligation to follow suit, to fall or roll into a hole or basket, to enter or pass as if without conscious effort of will into some state, condition, or activity , 4. to cease to be of concern ; lapse , to pass from view or notice ; disappear , to become less , to move with a favoring wind or current, transitive verb to let fall ; cause to fall, 2. give up 2, abandon , discontinue , to break off an association or connection with ; dismiss , 3. to utter or mention in a casual way , write , 4. to lower or cause to descend from one level or position to another, to cause to lessen or decrease ; reduce , to give birth to, 6. lose , spend , to get rid of , 7. to bring down with a shot or a blow, to cause (a high card) to fall, to toss or roll into a hole or basket , 8. to deposit or deliver during a usually brief stop, air-~, to cause (the voice) to be less loud, 10. to leave (a letter representing a speech sound) unsounded , to leave out in writing ; omit , to draw from an external point , to take (a drug) orally ; swallow , ~pable adjective

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