to decrease in amount, strength, or valueTemperatures can drop to freezing at night.
Her weight fell to under seven stone.
The new measures will lower the risk.
Our hopes were sinking fast.
a declining birth rate
Net profits slumped.
The threat of war has diminished.
Population growth is decreasing each year.
The factory's workforce has dwindled.
The burden will lessen if you ask someone for help.
Inflationary pressures continued to slacken last month.
to sink to a lower position, as on a scaleThe ground dropped away steeply.
Pay increases have sunk to around seven per cent.
Unemployment dipped to 6.9 per cent last month.
The street must have been on a slope.
The path descended steeply to the rushing river.
On either side of the tracks the ground fell away sharply.
to fall or allow (something) to fall verticallyThe mysterious object dropped into the ocean and made a huge splash.
I plunged into the water after them.
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
He tried to escape by diving into a river.
The dog had tumbled down the cliff.
Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
The car plummeted off a cliff.
to fall or allow (something) to fall verticallyI dropped my glasses and broke them.
let go of,
He was released from custody the next day.
lose your grip on
He felt hot tears dropping onto his fingers.
a cloth that dripped pink drops upon the floor
cisterns to catch rainwater as it ran off the walls
A stream flowed down into the valley.
The pool's sides had cracked and the water had leaked out.
A tear trickled down his cheek.
Sweat dribbled down his face.
Drizzle the remaining dressing over the duck.
fall in drops
to set down (passengers or goods)He dropped his coat on the floor.
The waiter deposited their coffees in front of them.
She put her bag on the floor.
Chairs were placed in rows for the parents.
He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
He rested his arms on the back of the chair.
Lay a sheet of newspaper on the floor.
He folded the papers and stuck them in a drawer.
He shoved a cloth into my hand.
to fall to the ground, as from exhaustionShe let her head drop.
to fall to the ground, as from exhaustionShe looked about to drop.
There were people in the streets collapsing from hunger.
I thought he'd faint when I kissed him.
She nearly passed out with exhaustion.
He felt so ill that he blacked out.
keel over (informal), ,
I keeled over and fell flat on my back.
flake out (informal)
If he flakes out, cover him with a blanket.
to set down (passengers or goods)He dropped me outside the hotel.
to discontinueI was told to drop the idea.
I'm trying to quit biting my nails.
The authorities have abandoned any attempt to distribute food.
A small number of firms have ceased trading.
Community projects are being axed by the government.
I'm trying to kick the habit.
Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
He does not intend to relinquish power.
Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor.
She forsook her notebook for new technology.
turn your back on
to be no longer friendly withShe has dropped those friends who used to discourage her.
She claimed that her friends had abandoned her.
Paloma has rejected the values of her rich parents.
He deserted our team years ago.
She renounced terrorism.
I still love him and would never forsake him.
He repudiated any form of nationalism.
Those comments were later disowned.
He left me standing there with all our bags.
She was jilted by her first fiancé.
the legislation which enabled him to disclaim his title
turn your back on
to omit (a player) from a teamThe captain was dropped from the team.
They were forcibly ejected from the restaurant.
dismiss, , ,
I dismissed the thought from my mind.
He was dishonourably discharged from the army.
Read the instructions before discarding the box.
The leaders have been ousted from power by nationalists.
They were evicted from their apartment.
send packing, ,
give the bum's rush (slang),
throw out on your ear (informal)
to lose (a game or point)They could drop a match or two, and still make the finals.
to mention casuallyI dropped a few hints.
to leave out in speakingDrop any reference to socialism.
Our apologies for omitting your name from the article.
Vegetarians exclude meat products from their diet.
I was eliminated from the 400 metres in the semifinals.
Don't forget that all dogs need a supply of water.
give (something) a miss (informal)
a decrease in amount, strength, or valueHe was prepared to take a drop in wages.
There has been a decrease in the number of young unemployed people.
There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
The economy needs an immediate two per cent cut in interest rates.
Rome's decline in the fifth century.
a future reduction in interest rates
a slump in property prices
the rapid deterioration in relations between the two countries
A 200-person cutback in staff was announced.
The president has accepted a diminution of his original powers.
a small quantity of liquid forming a round shapea drop of blue ink
a small quantity of liquidI'll have a drop of that milk.
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
We've given all the club members tea, coffee and a spot of lunch.
He took another small taste.
Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
a pinch of salt
Tariq took a sip of water.
a tot of dark rum
She had a habit of taking an occasional nip from a flask of cognac.
a dab of glue
Could I try a mouthful of that?
a small round sweetwhite or plain chocolate drops
the vertical distance that anything may fallThere was a sheer drop just outside my window.
The helmets are designed to withstand impacts equivalent to a fall from a bicycle.
the stock market plunge
The airplane crashed on its descent into the airport.
An avalanche carried him into the deep abyss below.
The chasm was deep and its sides almost vertical.
See drop back or behind
See drop in
See drop off
See drop out
See drop someone off
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in the sense of abyss
a very deep hole in the groundAn avalanche carried him into the deep abyss below.
in the sense of axe
to dismiss (employees), restrict (expenditure), or terminate (a project)Community projects are being axed by the government.
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