To drop down
Drop Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster]

The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips. [1913 Webster]

Mutilations of which the meaning has dropped out of memory. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]

When the sound of dropping nuts is heard. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

3. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops. [1913 Webster]

The heavens . . . dropped at the presence of God. --Ps. lxviii. 8. [1913 Webster]

4. To fall dead, or to fall in death; as, dropping like flies. [1913 Webster]

Nothing, says Seneca, so soon reconciles us to the thoughts of our own death, as the prospect of one friend after another dropping round us. --Digby. [1913 Webster]

5. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

6. To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment. --Steele. [1913 Webster]

Takes care to drop in when he thinks you are just seated. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

7. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little. [1913 Webster]

8. To fall short of a mark. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Often it drops or overshoots by the disproportion of distance. --Collier. [1913 Webster]

9. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards. [1913 Webster]

{To drop astern} (Naut.), to go astern of another vessel; to be left behind; to slacken the speed of a vessel so as to fall behind and to let another pass a head.

{To drop down} (Naut.), to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea.

{To drop off}, to fall asleep gently; also, to die. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • To cut down — Down Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall down — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cast down — Cast Cast (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To let down — Let Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To drop astern — Drop Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To drop off — Drop Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • To be down on — Down Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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