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
informal 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