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"drop" in British English

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dropverb

uk   /drɒp/  us   /drɑːp/ (-pp-)

drop verb (FALL)

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!drop dead C2 to ​diesuddenly and ​unexpectedly: He dropped ​dead on the ​squashcourt at the ​age of 43.drop sb a line informal to write someone a ​letter, ​especially a ​shortinformal one: Just drop me a ​line when you ​decide on a ​date.drop (sb) a hint informal to ​tell someone something in a way that is not ​direct: She dropped a ​hint that she'd like to come to the ​party.drop your aitches/h's UK to not ​pronounce the ​letter h at the ​beginning of words in which it should be ​pronounced
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drop verb (LOWER)

B2 [I or T] to ​move to a ​lowerlevel, or ​cause something to ​move to a ​lowerlevel: The ​waterlevel in the ​floodedregion has ​finallybegun to drop. The ​land drops (away) (= ​slopes down)sharply behind the ​barrier. We had to drop ​ourprices because of the ​recession.
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drop verb (STOP)

B2 [T] to ​stop doing or ​planning something, ​especially an ​activity: I'm going to drop ​yoga and do ​aerobicsinstead. Can you drop what you're doing and ​help me with this ​report? [T] to ​stopincluding someone in a ​group or ​team: He's been dropped from the ​team because of ​injury.
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drop verb (TAKE)

C1 [T + adv/prep] to take someone to a ​particularplace, usually in a ​car, and ​leave them there: They dropped me off at the ​mainentrance. I dropped him at the ​library and went ​shopping.

dropnoun

uk   /drɒp/  us   /drɑːp/

drop noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

B1 [C] a ​small round-shaped ​amount of ​liquid: I ​thought I ​felt a drop ofrain. There were little drops ofpaint on the ​kitchenfloor. [S] a ​smallamount of ​liquid you can ​drink: I'll have a drop morejuice, ​please. "Would you like some ​milk?" "Just a drop, ​please."drops [plural] liquidmedicine given in very ​smallamounts: eye/​nose/​ear drops [C] mainly UK a ​smallpiece of ​sweetfood made of ​sugar: fruit/​pear drops chocolate drops
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drop noun (LOWER)

C1 [C usually singular] the ​distance from one thing to something ​lower: There's a drop of two ​metres from the ​window to the ​ground.B2 [C usually singular] a ​reduction in the ​amount or ​level of something: The ​recent drop inmagazinesubscriptions is ​causing some ​concern.
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drop noun (FALL)

[C] the ​act of delivering things such as ​supplies, ​medicine, etc., often by dropping them from an ​aircraft: a ​food drop The ​helicopter made a drop of much-needed ​supplies to the ​strandedhikers. [C] the ​situation in which something is ​left in a ​place and ​latercollected by someone ​else, usually a spy
(Definition of drop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drop" in American English

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dropverb

 us   /drɑp/ (-pp-)

drop verb (FALL)

[I/T] to ​fallintentionally 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 ​lowerlevel, 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 ​ourprices.

drop verb (STOP)

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

dropnoun

 us   /drɑp/

drop noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C] a very ​smallamount 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.
(Definition of drop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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dropverb

uk   us   /drɒp/ (-pp-)
[I or T] to become ​lower in ​level, ​value, ​price, etc.: In November, ​prices continued to drop while ​propertysaletimes lengthened. drop dramatically/​sharply/significantlydrop 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 ​totalvolume of the country's ​crudeexports 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 ​askingprice 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 ​selldirect.
[T] informal to ​lose a ​sum of ​money in a ​business or ​game: One medium-sized ​investmentbank is known to have dropped $10 million on a ​singleover-the-counterderivativetrade.
[T] IT to put ​text, a ​file, a ​picture, etc. in a particular ​place on a ​computerscreen 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 ​stafferresponsible for ​finding the ​rightlocation had dropped the ball.

dropnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /drɒp/
a ​reduction in the ​level, ​value, ​price, etc. of something: a drop in sth Major ​supermarketchainsexperienced a drop in ​sales.a dramatic/major/sharp drop He warned that ​stocks could take a ​sharp drop today. a 10%/10 ​point/10p, etc. drop
(Definition of drop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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