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noun drop pronunciation in British English /drɒp/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a very small amount of liquid with a round shape
    a tear/rain/dew drop
    drop of: I felt a drop of rain on my face.
    There were drops of blood on his shirt.
    1. a.
      [singular] informal a small amount of a drink
      drop of: He asked for a drop of brandy.
      Would you like a drop more tea?
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] a fall in the amount or value of something
    drop in: The company announced a 15% drop in profits.
    There was a sharp drop in the temperature during the night.
  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] a distance down to the ground from a high place
    At the edge of the cliff is a 100-metre drop.
  4. 4
    [singular] informal a small amount of a particular quality
    drop of: She didn’t have a drop of imagination.
  5. 5
    [countable] a small round sweet
    chocolate/mint/lemon drops
  6. 6
    [countable] an occasion when something or someone is dropped from an aircraft
    Air drops of food were made in the region.
  7. 7
    [countable] the act of leaving or delivering something in a place that has been agreed, especially something secret or illegal
    The kidnappers gave them instructions about where to make the drop.



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