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English definition of “drop”

drop

noun (SMALL AMOUNT)    /drɒp/ US  /drɑːp/
B1 [C] a small round-shaped amount of liquid: I thought I felt a drop of rain. There were little drops of paint on the kitchen floor.Words meaning small pieces and amounts [S] a small amount of liquid you can drink: I'll have a drop more juice, please. "Would you like some milk?" "Just a drop, please."Words meaning small pieces and amountsDrinks - general words drops [plural] liquid medicine given in very small amounts: eye/nose/ear dropsMedicine in different forms [C] mainly UK a small piece of sweet food made of sugar: fruit/pear drops chocolate dropsSweets
(Definition of drop noun (SMALL AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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