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English definition of “drop”

drop

verb     /drɒp/ (-pp-)
[I or T] to become lower in level , value , price , etc.: In November , prices continued to drop while property sale times lengthened . drop dramatically / sharply / significantly drop 10%/10 points/10p, etc. Like-for-like sales dropped 8%.drop by sth The cost of the technology is still high but has dropped by half in the last 6 months .drop to sth The total volume of the country's crude exports dropped to 10.3 million barrels .drop below sth Unemployment may drop below the symbolic 1 million mark before long .
[T] to reduce something such as a price : Many companies will drop prices in order to get your business .drop sth by £10/10%, etc. The supermarket is dropping the price of its milk by 1p per pint .drop sth to sth After the house had been on the market for six months , the asking price was dropped to £750,000.
[T] to stop doing or planning something: drop a case / lawsuit / charge drop a plan / idea
[T] to stop using, making, or providing something: A spokesperson for the airline said that it will drop its flights from Denver to Detroit. The manufacturer recently dropped its distributors in order to sell direct .
[T] informal to lose a sum of money in a business or game : One medium-sized investment bank is known to have dropped $10 million on a single over-the-counter derivative trade .
[T] IT to put text , a file , a picture , etc. in a particular place on a computer screen using your mouse : Just drag and drop the images into your presentation .
drop the ball informal to make a mistake , especially by doing something in a careless or stupid way: The staffer responsible for finding the right location had dropped the ball .
(Definition of drop verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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