Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun drop

9 senses of drop

Sense 1
drop, bead, pearl -- (a shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead")
       => sphere -- (a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses))

Sense 2
drop, drib, driblet -- (a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling)
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 3
drop, dip, fall, free fall -- (a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall")
       => decrease, decrement -- (the amount by which something decreases)

Sense 4
cliff, drop, drop-off -- (a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop")
       => geological formation, formation -- ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Sense 5
drop -- (a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property))
       => hiding place -- (a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself))

Sense 6
drop, fall -- (a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height")
       => descent -- (a movement downward)
       => gravitation -- (movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction; "irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps")

Sense 7
drop curtain, drop cloth, drop -- (a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery)
       => curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall -- (hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window))

Sense 8
drop -- (a central depository where things can be left or picked up)
       => depository, deposit, depositary, repository -- (a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping)

Sense 9
drop -- (the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful")
       => descent -- (the act of changing your location in a downward direction)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drop

23 senses of drop

Sense 1
drop -- (let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
drop -- (to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 3
drop -- (go down in value; "Stock prices dropped")
       => decline, go down, wane -- (grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned")

Sense 4
sink, drop, drop down -- (fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees")
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Sense 5
drop -- (terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket")
       => remove -- (remove from a position or an office)

Sense 6
drop -- (utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 7
drop, knock off -- (stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!")
       => discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off -- (put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

Sense 8
drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge -- (leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel")
       => deliver -- (bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers")

Sense 9
fell, drop, strike down, cut down -- (cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 10
drop -- (lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13")
       => lose -- (fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war")

Sense 11
spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 12
flatten, drop -- (lower the pitch of (musical notes))
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 13
dangle, swing, drop -- (hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling")
       => hang -- (be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall")

Sense 14
dismiss, send packing, send away, drop -- (stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock")
       => displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")

Sense 15
dribble, drip, drop -- (let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture")
       => pour -- (cause to run; "pour water over the floor")

Sense 16
shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop -- (get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 17
drop -- (take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; "She dropped acid when she was a teenager")
       => drug, do drugs -- (use recreational drugs)

Sense 18
drop -- (omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's")
       => elide -- (leave or strike out; "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant")

Sense 19
neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap -- (leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten")

Sense 20
drop -- (change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 21
drop -- (fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop")
       => fall -- (pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work")

Sense 22
devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Sense 23
drop -- (give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning")
       => give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have -- (cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!")

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