drop by
verb Date: circa 1905 intransitive verb to pay a brief casual visit transitive verb to visit casually or unexpectedly <
drop by a friend's house
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drop\ by — • drop by • stop by v 1. • drop around To make a short or unplanned visit; go on a call or errand; stop at someone s home. Drop by any time you re in town. My sister dropped around last night. Don t forget to stop by at the gas station. Syn.:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drop by — ► drop by/in visit informally and briefly. Main Entry: ↑drop …   English terms dictionary

  • drop by — verb visit informally and spontaneously (Freq. 1) We frequently drop by the neighbors house for a cup of coffee • Syn: ↑drop in, ↑come by • Hypernyms: ↑visit, ↑call in, ↑call …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop by — phrasal verb drop by or drop in or drop round [intransitive/transitive] Word forms drop by : present tense I/you/we/they drop by he/she/it drops by present participle dropping by past tense dropped by past participle dropped by informal drop in… …   English dictionary

  • drop by — or[stop by] {v.} 1. or[drop around] To make a short or unplanned visit; go on a call or errand; stop at someone s home. * /Drop by any time you re in town./ * /Mv sister dropped around last night./ * /Don t forget to stop by at the gas station./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop by — or[stop by] {v.} 1. or[drop around] To make a short or unplanned visit; go on a call or errand; stop at someone s home. * /Drop by any time you re in town./ * /Mv sister dropped around last night./ * /Don t forget to stop by at the gas station./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop by — PHRASAL VERB If you drop by, you visit someone informally. [V P] She and Danny will drop by later... [V P n] He tried to drop by the office of the guy in charge of marketing …   English dictionary

  • ˌdrop ˈby — phrasal verb informal to make a short visit somewhere Why don t you drop by for coffee some time?[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • drop by — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize: call, come by, come over, drop in, look in, look up, pop in, run in, see, stop (by or in), visit. Idiom: pay a visit. See SEEK. II verb See drop …   English dictionary for students

  • drop by — to visit someone or somewhere He dropped by after work for a drink …   Idioms and examples

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