drop in

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 — [dräp′in΄] adj. 1. providing treatment, information, or other services to those who drop in without appointment or referral [a drop in center for the homeless] 2. designed for easy insertion and immediate use [a drop in film cartridge] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — [v] visit blow in*, call, call upon, come by, come over, go and see*, look in on, look up, pop in*, run in*, stop, stop by, stop in, turn up; concept 227 …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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

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