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drop

verb (FALL)    /drɒp/ US  /drɑːp/ (-pp-)
B1 [I or T] to fall or to allow something to fall : She dropped her keys . I'm always dropping things. Amanda dropped her sunglasses in/into the fountain . The book dropped from/off the shelf . Don't drop it!/Don't let it drop!Falling and droppingMoving downwards drop dead C2 to die suddenly and unexpectedly : He dropped dead on the squash court at the age of 43.Death and dying drop sb a line informal to write someone a letter , especially a short informal one: Just drop me a line when you've decided on a date .Communicating and keeping in touch drop (sb) a hint informal to tell someone something in a way that is not direct : Margaret dropped a hint that she'd like to come to the party .Suggestions and proposals drop your aitches/h's UK to not pronounce the letter h at the beginning of words in which it should be pronounced Ways of speaking
(Definition of drop verb (FALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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