Synonyms of drop in English:

drop


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verb

1‘Eric dropped a tea chest full of crockery’

SYNONYMS

let fall, let go, let go of, fail to hold, lose one's grip on

release, unhand, relinquish

ANTONYMS

hold on to, lift

2‘stalactites are formed when water drops from a cave roof’

SYNONYMS

drip, fall in drops, fall, dribble, trickle, drizzle, flow, run, plop, leak

3‘an aeroplane had dropped out of the sky’

SYNONYMS

fall, come down, go down, descend, sink

plunge, plummet, dive, nosedive, tumble, pitch, slump

ANTONYMS

rise

4‘she dropped to her knees’

SYNONYMS

fall, sink, collapse, descend, go down, slide, stumble, tumble

ANTONYMS

rise

5‘I was dropping with exhaustion’

SYNONYMS

collapse, faint, pass out, black out, swoon, lose consciousness, fall unconscious, keel over, fall down, sink down

flake out, conk out, go out

6‘the track separated as it dropped from the ridge’

SYNONYMS

slope downwards, slope, slant downwards, descend, go down, decline, fall away, sink, dip

ANTONYMS

rise

7‘they decided to drop the price’

SYNONYMS

decrease, lessen, make less, reduce, diminish, depreciate

fall, drop off, decline, become less, dwindle, sink, slump, slacken off, plunge, plummet

ANTONYMS

increase

8‘pupils will be allowed to drop history or geography at 14’

SYNONYMS

give up, finish with, withdraw from, retire from, cancel

discontinue, end, stop, cease, halt, terminate

abandon, forgo, relinquish, dispense with, have done with, throw up

informal pack in, quit, cry off

ANTONYMS

take up, continue

9‘he was dropped from the team’

SYNONYMS

exclude, discard, expel, oust, throw out, leave out, get rid of

dismiss, discharge, let go

informal boot out, kick out, chuck out, turf out

ANTONYMS

pick

10‘he was determined to drop his more unsuitable friends’

SYNONYMS

abandon, desert, throw over

repudiate, renounce, disown, disclaim, disavow, turn one's back on, wash one's hands of

discard, reject, give up, cast off

neglect, shun

British informal give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off

North American informal give someone the air

archaic forsake

ANTONYMS

keep, retain

11‘he tried to look working-class and dropped his aitches’

SYNONYMS

omit, leave out, leave off, eliminate, take out, miss out, delete, cut, erase

elide, contract, slur

ANTONYMS

pronounce

12‘he dropped the tapes off’

SYNONYMS

deliver, bring, take, convey, carry, transport

leave, put off, unload

allow to alight

ANTONYMS

pick up

13‘drop the gun on the floor’

SYNONYMS

put, place, rest, deposit, set, set down, lay, leave, settle, shove, stick, position, station

informal pop, plonk

ANTONYMS

pick up

14‘she dropped the names of her most prestigious clients’

SYNONYMS

mention, refer to, speak of, hint at

bring up, raise, broach, introduce

show off

15‘the club has yet to drop a point in the second division’

SYNONYMS

lose, fail to win, concede, miss out on, give away, let slip

ANTONYMS

win


noun

1‘a drop of water’

SYNONYMS

droplet, blob, globule, bead, bubble, tear, dot, spheroid, oval

informal glob

2‘it just needs a drop of oil’

SYNONYMS

small amount, little, bit, dash, spot, soupçon

dribble, driblet, sprinkle, trickle, splash, scintilla

lick, taste, dram, sip, trace, whiff, whisper, nuance, murmur, breath

pinch, dab, speck, grain, smattering, sprinkling

particle, modicum

informal smidgen, tad

ANTONYMS

large amount, great deal

3‘an acid drop’

SYNONYMS

sweet, lozenge, pastille, piece of confectionery

chocolate, bonbon, fondant, toffee

North American candy

4‘a small drop in profits’

SYNONYMS

decrease, reduction, decline, lowering, lessening, falling off, fall-off, downturn, slump

cut, cutback, curtailment, diminution

depreciation, devaluation

North American downtick

ANTONYMS

rise, increase

5‘I walked over to the edge of the drop’

SYNONYMS

cliff, abyss, chasm, gorge, gully, precipice

slope, descent, incline, declivity, downslope, ramp

6the drop‘they only just avoided the drop last season’

SYNONYMS

relegation, demotion, lowering, reduction, downgrading

ANTONYMS

promotion

7the drop‘he walked around her like a hangman measuring her for the drop’

SYNONYMS

hanging, gibbeting

execution, capital punishment, death penalty, death sentence

informal stringing up


Phrases

    drop back/behind

      ‘she dropped back unnoticed by the others’

      SYNONYMS

      fall back, fall behind, get left behind, lag behind, straggle, linger, dawdle, dally, hang back, loiter, bring up the rear, take up the rear

      informal

      dilly-dally

      archaic, literary

      tarry

      ANTONYMS

      go ahead, keep up

    drop off

      1‘trade between the two countries dropped off sharply’

      SYNONYMS

      decrease, lessen, make less, reduce, diminish, depreciate

      fall, drop, decline, become less, dwindle, sink, slump, slacken off, plunge, plummet

      ANTONYMS

      increase

      2‘insomnia can mean dropping off in the day’

      SYNONYMS

      fall asleep, go to sleep, get to sleep, doze, doze off, have a nap, catnap, drowse

      informal

      nod off, go off, drift off, snooze, take forty winks, get some shut-eye, crash out, go out like a light, flake out, conk out

      North American informal

      sack out, zone out

      ANTONYMS

      wake up

    drop out

      ‘he had dropped out of his studies’

      SYNONYMS

      give up, finish with, withdraw from, retire from, cancel

      discontinue, end, stop, cease, halt, terminate

      abandon, forgo, relinquish, dispense with, have done with, throw up

      informal

      pack in, quit, cry off

      ANTONYMS

      take up, continue