drop in
intransitive verb Date: circa 1600 to pay an unexpected or casual visit — often used with on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • drop-in — /drop in /, n. 1. Informal. Also, dropper in. a person who or thing that pays an unexpected or uninvited visit: a feeder for squirrels, raccoons, and other drop ins. 2. Informal. a social gathering at which the guests are not expected to stay… …   Universalium

  • Drop-in — das; [s], s, auch Drọp|in das; [s], s <zu engl. to drop in »hineinfallen«, dies zu drop »Tropfen« u. in »hinein«> Störsignal bei der Datenspeicherung (EDV); Ggs. ↑Drop out …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • drop-in — drop′ in n. 1) cvb inf Also, dropper in a person or thing that pays an unexpected or uninvited visit. 2) cvb inf a social gathering to which guests pay a brief, informal visit 3) cvb provided for short term patronage: a drop in shelter for the… …   From formal English to slang

  • drop-in — adj [only before noun] a drop in place is a place offering a service or support where you can go without having to make arrangements first ▪ a drop in advice centre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Drop in —   [dt. »hereinkommen«], Bezeichnung für einen Lesefehler, vor allem bei Bandlaufwerken. Er tritt auf, wenn ein Signal von einem anderen überlagert oder gestört wird …   Universal-Lexikon

  • drop in — 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-In — For the graphic novel by Dave Lapp, see Dave Lapp. Drop In Genre youth variety Country of origin  Canada Langua …   Wikipedia

  • drop in — v. (D; intr.) to drop in on (drop in on me at any time) * * * [ drɒp ɪn] (D;intr.) to drop inon (drop in on me at any time) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • drop in — 1. noun a) One who arrives unannounced or without an appointment. The office was efficient, but not well equipped to handle drop ins. b) the act of dropping in (see verb below). Often hyphenated drop in. 2005: Drop ins can and do happen by… …   Wiktionary

  • drop in — PHRASAL VERB If you drop in on someone, you visit them informally, usually without having arranged it. [V P] Whenever I m up there I always drop in... [V P] Why not drop in for a chat?... [V P on n] She spent most of the day dropping in on… …   English dictionary

  • Drop in — 1. (surfing) cut across the path of another surfer who has priority; 2. drop in centre; 3. place visited casually: favourite drop in of mine …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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