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drop

verb  /drɑp/ (-pp-) us  

drop verb (FALL)

[I/T] to fall intentionally or unintentionally, or to let something fall: [T] She dropped her keys on a table beside the door. [I] The book dropped to the floor. [I] fig. I was so exhausted that I was ready to drop (= to fall down).

drop verb (LOWER)

[I/T] to move or change to a lower level, or to make something lower or less: [I] The temperature dropped nearly 50 degrees in 24 hours. [T] We are going to have to drop our prices.

drop verb (STOP)

[T] to stop something you were doing or planning to do: After winning a pay raise, the union dropped its other demands. He was dropped from (= taken off) the team because of his grades.

drop

noun  /drɑp/ us  

drop noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C] a very small amount of a liquid: I just felt a drop of rain.

drop noun (FALL)

[C] the act of falling: the airplane's sudden drop

drop noun (REDUCTION)

[U] a reduction in the amount or level of something: a drop in prices [U] A drop is also the distance from one thing to something lower: It’s a drop of over 150 feet from the top of the Niagara Falls.
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