Antonyms for drop

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : drop
Phonetic Transcription : drɒp

Definition of drop

Origin :
  • Old English dropa "a drop of liquid," from Proto-Germanic *drupon (cf. Old Saxon dropo, Old Norse dropi, Dutch drop, Old High German tropfo, German Tropfen (n.)), from PIE *dhreu-.
  • Meaning "an act of dropping" is from 1630s; of immaterial things (prices, temperatures, etc.) from mid-19c. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. Meaning "secret place where things can be left illicitly and picked up later" is from 1931.
  • Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix:15 [KJV]. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857. To get the drop on someone originally was Old West gunslinger slang (1869).
  • noun globule
  • noun steep decline; hole
  • noun decrease
  • verb fall in globules
  • verb let go of; fall
  • verb abandon; ignore
Example sentences :
  • And oh, sir,” added Stephen, “may we crave a drop of water for our dog?
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • We have not had a drop of rain since the light shower on the 4th August.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • I will drop you a slight hint, which you had better bear in mind.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Mrs M. is a humbug—not a drop of information can I get for love or money.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • There was no trace of the body in the waters, no drop of blood on the rocks.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Not only do we drop the subject there, but we resent it if everyone else does not drop the subject there.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • When he've got a drop in his nob, it's always for singin' he is—an' that's the worst of him.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • "No one has ever come back," we say, "to tell us what his experience has been," and we drop the subject there.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Mallyan's Spout is the most imposing, having a drop of about 76 feet.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • Take my rede, sir, and let it drop, for you have come very well out from it.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle

Synonyms for drop

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019