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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.
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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 growth dropped off steadily to 0.3% last year. The telecoms' downturn meant that potential sales and profits dropped 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 housing constructiona drop-off in sth There was a sharp drop-off in industrial production 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 designated area.recycling/waste drop-off Take anti-freeze, paint thinners, or other chemicals to a hazardous waste 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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“drop off” in British English

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