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"drop off" in British English

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(Definition of drop off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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drop off

phrasal verb with drop  us   /drɑp/ verb (-pp-)
  • (BEGIN TO SLEEP)

to ​begin to ​sleep: I must have dropped off during the show, because I don’t ​remember how it ​ended.
(Definition of drop off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"drop off" in Business English

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drop off

( UK also drop away)
phrasal verb with drop uk   us   /drɒp/ verb (-pp-)
[I] to become ​lower in ​level, ​value, ​price, etc.: Business ​dropped off a little during the summer. The company's ​growthdropped off ​steadily to 0.3% last ​year. The ​telecoms' ​downturnmeant that ​potentialsales and ​profitsdropped away.

drop-offnoun [C, usually singular]

(also dropoff) uk   us  
a ​reduction in the ​amount or ​level of something: Analysts say the ​employment drop-off is directly ​linked to a ​slowdown in ​housingconstructiona drop-off in sth There was a ​sharp drop-off in ​industrialproduction in December. a slight/​steep/significant drop-off expect/​notice/see a drop-off
TRANSPORT an ​act of taking ​people, ​goods, ​mail, etc. to a ​place, or the ​place where you take them: Passenger drop-off is ​allowed only in the ​designatedarea.recycling/waste drop-off Take anti-freeze, paint thinners, or other ​chemicals to a ​hazardouswaste drop-off. drop-off ​area/​centre/​point
(Definition of drop off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drop off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 睡觉, 入睡…
in Turkish içi geçmek, uyuya kalmak, (miktarı…
in Russian засыпать, понижаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 睡覺, 入睡…
in Polish zasypiać, przysypiać, spadać…
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