Synonyms of dropping


1. drop, move, displace

usage: let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"

2. drop, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

3. drop, decline, go down, wane

usage: go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"

4. sink, drop, drop down, change posture

usage: fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"

5. drop, remove

usage: terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"

6. drop, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to

usage: utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names"

7. drop, knock off, discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off

usage: stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"

8. drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge, deliver

usage: leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"

9. fell, drop, strike down, cut down, cut

usage: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"

10. drop, lose

usage: lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"

11. spend, expend, drop, pay

usage: pay out; "spend money"

12. flatten, drop, change, alter, modify

usage: lower the pitch of (musical notes)

13. dangle, swing, drop, hang

usage: hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"

14. dismiss, send packing, send away, drop, displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate

usage: stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

15. dribble, drip, drop, pour

usage: let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"

16. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

17. drop, drug, do drugs

usage: take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"

18. drop, elide

usage: omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"

19. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap

usage: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

20. drop, change

usage: change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"

21. drop, fall

usage: fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"

22. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate, worsen, decline

usage: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

23. drop, give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have

usage: give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"


1. dropping, falling, descending(prenominal) (vs. ascending)

usage: coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"

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