Synonyms for drop


1. drop, driblet, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
usage: a small quantity (especially of a liquid); "one drop of each sample was analyzed"; "any child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negro"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"
2. drop, bead, pearl, round shape
usage: a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
3. drop, dip, fall, free fall, decrease, decrement
usage: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
4. cliff, drop, drop-off, geological formation, formation
usage: a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
5. drop, hiding place
usage: a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
6. drop, fall, descent, gravitation
usage: a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
7. drop curtain, drop cloth, drop, curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall
usage: a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
8. drop, depository, deposit, repository
usage: a central depository where things can be left or picked up
9. drop, descent
usage: the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful"


1. drop, move, displace
usage: let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
2. drop, descend, fall, go down, come down
usage: to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
3. drop, decline, go down, wane
usage: go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
4. sink, drop, drop down, change posture
usage: fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
5. drop, remove
usage: terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"
6. drop, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
usage: utter casually; "drop a hint"
7. drop, knock off, discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off
usage: stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
8. drop, set down, put down, unload, discharge, deliver
usage: leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
9. fell, drop, strike down, cut down, cut
usage: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
10. drop, lose
usage: lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
11. spend, expend, drop, pay
usage: pay out; "spend money"
12. flatten, drop, change, alter, modify
usage: lower the pitch of (musical notes)
13. dangle, swing, drop, hang
usage: hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
14. dismiss, send packing, send away, drop, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
usage: stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
15. dribble, drip, drop, pour
usage: let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"
16. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
17. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap
usage: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
18. drop, change
usage: change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"
19. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate, worsen, decline
usage: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
20. drop, give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have
usage: give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
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