drop - definition and synonyms


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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. 6
    [countable] an occasion when something or someone is dropped from an aircraft

    Air drops of food were made in the region.

  6. 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.

  7. 8


    [plural] liquid medicine that you put into your eyes, ears, or nose