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Definizione monolingua e traduzione drop

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drop (third-person singular simple present drops, present participle dropping, simple past and past participle dropped)

  1. (intransitive) To fall in droplets (of a liquid). [from 11th c.]
  2. (transitive) To drip (a liquid). [form 14th c.]
  3. (intransitive) Generally, to fall (straight down). [from 14th c.]
    A single shot was fired and the bird dropped from the sky.
  4. (transitive, ergative) To let fall; to allow to fall (either by releasing hold of, or losing ones grip on). [from 14th c.]
    Dont drop that plate!
    The police ordered the men to drop their weapons.
  5. (intransitive) To sink quickly to the ground. [from 15th c.]
    Drop and give me thirty push-ups, private!
    If your clothes are on fire, stop, drop and roll.
  6. (intransitive) To come to an end (by not being kept up); to stop. [from 17th c.]
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      Maisies faith in Mrs. Wix for instance had suffered no lapse from the fact that all communication with her had temporarily dropped.
  7. (transitive) To express or utter casually or incidentally; to casually mention, usually in conversation. [from 17th c.]
    The moderator would drop hints whenever the students struggled.
  8. (transitive, slang) To part with or spend (money). [from 17th c.]
    • 1949, The Atlantian, v 8, Atlanta: United States Penitentiary, p 41:
      The question was: Who put the most in the collection box? The wealthy guy, who dropped a “C” note, or the tattered old dame who parted with her last tarnished penny.
    • 2000, Lisa Reardon, Blameless: A Novel, Random House, p 221:
      I forked over the $19.25. I was in no position to be dropping twenties like gumdrops but I deserved something good from this crappy morning.
  9. (transitive) To cease concerning oneself over; to have nothing more to do with (a subject, discussion etc.). [from 17th c.]
    Im tired of this subject. Will you just drop it?
  10. (intransitive) To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc. [from 18th c.]
    The stock dropped 1.5% yesterday.
    We can take our vacation when the price of fuel drops.
    Watch for the temperature to drop sharply, then youll know the reaction is complete.
  11. (transitive) To let (a letter etc.) fall into a postbox; to send (a letter or message). [from 18th c.]
    Drop me a note when you get to the city.
  12. (transitive) To make (someone or something) fall to the ground from a blow, gunshot etc.; to bring down, to shoot down. [from 18th c.]
    Make any sudden movements and I will drop you!
    • 1846, ed. by G. W. Nickisson, “Elephant-Shooting in Ceylon”, in Frasers Magazine, vol. XXXIII, no. CXCVII
      page 562: ...if the first shot does not drop him, and he rushes on, the second will be a very hurried and most likely ineffectual one...
      page 568 ...with a single shot he dropped him like a master of the art.
    • 1892, Alexander A. A. Kinloch, Large Game Shooting in Thibet, the Himalayas, Northern and Central India, page 126
      As with all other animals, a shot behind the shoulder is the most likely to drop the beast on the spot...
    • 1921, Daniel Henderson, Boone of the Wilderness, page 54
      He dropped the beast with a bullet in its heart.
    • 1985, Beastie Boys, Paul Revere:
      The piano players out, the music stopped / His boy had beef, and he got dropped...
    • 1992, Dan Parkinson, Dust on the Wind, page 164
      With a quick clench of the fist on Joeys throat, Bodie dropped him. The man crumpled to the ground...
  13. (transitive, linguistics) To fail to write, or (especially) to pronounce (a syllable, letter etc.). [from 19th c.]
    Cockneys drop their Hs.
  14. (cricket, of a fielder) To fail to make a catch from a batted ball that would have lead to the batsman being out.
    Warne dropped Tendulkar on 99. Tendulkar went on to get a century next ball
  15. (transitive, slang) To swallow (a drug), particularly LSD. [from 20th c.]
    They had never dropped acid.
  16. (transitive) to dispose (of); get rid of; to remove; to lose
    I dropped ten pounds and an obnoxious fiance.
  17. (transitive) to eject; to dismiss; to cease to include, as if on a list.
    Ive been dropped from the football team.
  18. (transitive, slang) To impart.
    I drop knowledge wherever I go.
    Yo, I drop rhymes like nobodys business.
  19. (transitive, music, African American Vernacular) To release to the public.
    They dropped Hip-Hop Xmas in time for the holidays.
  20. (intransitive, music, African American Vernacular) To enter public distribution.
    Hip-Hop Xmas dropped in time for the holidays.
  21. (transitive) To cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course
    I had to drop calculus because it was taking up too much of my time and I couldnt go anymore.

drop (plural drops)

  1. A small mass of liquid just large enough to hold its own weight via surface tension, usually one that falls from a source of liquid.
    Put three drops of oil into the mixture.
  2. The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall.
    On one side of the road was a 50-foot drop.
  3. A fall, descent; an act of dropping.
    That was a long drop, but fortunately I didnt break any bones.
  4. A place where items or supplies may be left for others to collect, sometimes associated with criminal activity; a drop-off point.
    I left the plans at the drop, like you asked.
  5. An instance of dropping supplies or making a delivery, sometimes associated with delivery of supplies by parachute.
    The delivery driver has to make three more drops before lunch.
  6. (chiefly UK) a small amount of an alcoholic beverage; or when used with the definite article (the drop), alcoholic spirits in general.
    He usually enjoys a drop after dinner.
    It doesnt matter where youre from; anyone who enjoys the drop is a friend of mine.
  7. (Ireland) A single measure of whisky.
  8. A small, round, sweet piece of hard candy, e.g. a lemon drop; a lozenge.
  9. (American football) A dropped pass.
    Yet another drop for the Tiger tight end.
  10. (American football) Short for drop-back or drop back.
    The Tiger quarterback took a one-step drop, expecting his tight end to be open.
  11. In a woman, the difference between bust circumference and hip circumference; in a man, the difference between chest circumference and waist circumference.
  12. (video games, online gaming) Any item dropped by defeated enemies.
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