[drɒp] or [drɑp]
(noun.) the act of dropping something; 'they expected the drop would be successful'.
(noun.) a central depository where things can be left or picked up.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; 'it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height'.
(noun.) a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property).
(noun.) 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.
(noun.) a shape that is spherical and small; 'he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops'; 'beads of sweat on his forehead'.
(verb.) give birth; used for animals; 'The cow dropped her calf this morning'.
(verb.) fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; 'shop til you drop'.
(verb.) stop pursuing or acting; 'drop a lawsuit'; 'knock it off!'.
(verb.) go down in value; 'Stock prices dropped'.
(verb.) change from one level to another; 'She dropped into army jargon'.
(verb.) omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; ' New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's'.
(verb.) utter with seeming casualness; 'drop a hint'; drop names'.
(verb.) lose (a game); 'The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13'.
(verb.) take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; 'She dropped acid when she was a teenager'.
(verb.) leave or unload; 'unload the cargo'; 'drop off the passengers at the hotel'.
(verb.) to fall vertically; 'the bombs are dropping on enemy targets'.
(verb.) let fall to the ground; 'Don't drop the dishes'.
(verb.) terminate an association with; 'drop him from the Republican ticket'.
(n.) The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water.
(n.) That which resembles, or that which hangs like, a liquid drop; as a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, a sugarplum (sometimes medicated), or a kind of shot or slug.
(n.) Same as Gutta.
(n.) Any small pendent ornament.
(n.) Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
(n.) A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself.
(n.) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
(n.) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
(n.) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
(n.) A drop press or drop hammer.
(n.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
(n.) Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
(n.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.
(n.) Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
(n.) To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
(n.) To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a line in fishing; to drop a courtesy.
(n.) To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
(n.) To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc.
(n.) To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
(n.) To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
(n.) To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
(n.) To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
(v. i.) To fall in drops.
(v. i.) To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
(v. i.) To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
(v. i.) To fall dead, or to fall in death.
(v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
(v. i.) To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
(v. i.) To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
(v. i.) To fall short of a mark.
(v. i.) To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
n. . Globule.. Ear-ring.
v. a. . Lower, sink, depress, let down, let fall, let go.. Leave, quit, forsake, desert, relinquish, abandon, forswear, give up, give over.. Discontinue, intermit, remit, cease, desist from, break off, leave off, lay aside.. Bedrop, spot, speckle, variegate.
v. n. . Distil, fall in drops.. Fall suddenly.. Cease, come to an end, come to nothing.
SYN:Ooze, emanate, distil, percolate, fall, decline, descend, faint, droop
ANT:Evaporate, rally, rise, soar, ascend, recover
- Having, then, taken my drop (bless you! 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Let's drop the war. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- But I will drop it in that gorge like a broken bird cage. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- The other party, and a surgeon, I suppose,' said Mr. Snodgrass; 'take a drop of brandy. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- So, the Spider, doggedly watching Estella, outwatched many brighter insects, and would often uncoil himself and drop at the right nick of time. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- She pursued her embroidery carefully and quickly, but her eyelash twinkled, and then it glittered, and then a drop fell. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Some of the office employees would also drop in once in a while, and as everybody present was always welcome to partake of the midnight meal, we all enjoyed these gatherings. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- I was attending a little patient in the college near, said he, and saw it dropped out of his chamber window, and so came to pick it up. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Her head dropped on the cushions; and she burst out crying. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Throw them down, he said, and she dropped them. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- In my haste I thrust the key into my pocket, and dropped my stick while I was chasing Teddy, who had run up the curtain. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- He dropped the curtains over the broad window and regal moon. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Ada only dropped her head and pressed me closer to her heart. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- With these words, the matron dropped into her chair, and, once more resting her elbow on the table, thought of her solitary fate. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- But, she had scarcely thought more of separating them into units, than of separating the sea itself into its component drops. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Mr. Bhaer saw the drops on her cheeks, though she turned her head away. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- Lily took no sleeping-drops that night. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- A large curved retort was boiling furiously in the bluish flame of a Bunsen burner, and the distilled drops were condensing into a two-litre measure. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- When it arrives at the lower end, the material has been burned, and the clinker drops out into a receiving chamber below. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- I shall close this book, and take my full dose--five hundred drops. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Here is a weekly allowance, with a certain weight of coals, drops from the clouds upon me. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- He made that brief reply warmly, dropping his hand on the table while he spoke, and turning towards us again. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Well, then, he said, I yield; if not to your earnestness, to your perseverance: as stone is worn by continual dropping. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Talking of mysteries, by-the-bye, says Mr. Franklin, dropping his voice, I have another word to say to you before you go to the stables. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Suppose the thief had got away by dropping from one of the upper windows, how had he escaped the dogs? 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- She paused, and went on, dropping her glance from Lily's: He wouldn't stay with her ten minutes if he KNEW---- Knew----? 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- It was spacious, and I dare say had once been handsome, but every discernible thing in it was covered with dust and mould, and dropping to pieces. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- A task too strong for wizard spells This squire had brought about; 'T is easy dropping stones in wells, But who shall get them out? 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.