Synonyms for drop
- 1. drop, bead, pearl, sphere
- usage: a shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
- 2. drop, drib, driblet, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
- usage: a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling
- 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, depositary, 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"
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- 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 descend 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 with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names"
- 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, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge, deliver
- usage: leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
- 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, displace, 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. drop, drug, do drugs
- usage: take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
- 18. drop, elide
- usage: omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
- 19. 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"
- 20. drop, change
- usage: change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"
- 21. drop, fall
- usage: fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
- 22. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate, worsen, decline
- usage: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
- 23. drop, give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have
- usage: give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
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