(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. let fall; give up, abandon; fall, plunge; faint, collapse; cease, terminate, end; drip; dismiss, let go.
See descent, relinquishment, impotence. —n. globule, bead; minim; bit, mite; descent. See littleness, pendency, rotundity, water, weakness.
- drop in - drop out
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Enough fluid to fall]
Syn. drip, trickle, droplet, globule, bead, tear, teardrop, dewdrop, raindrop, dribble.
2. [A lowering or falling]
Syn. fall, reduction, decrease, slide, descent, slump, lapse, slip, decline, downturn, upset, precipitation, lessening, falling-off, plunge, precipice, declivity, slope, dip; see also fall 1 .
3. [A small quantity]
Syn. speck, dash, dab; see bit 1 .
at the drop of a hat *,
Syn. without warning, at the slightest provocation, quickly; see immediately .
get the drop on *,
Syn. take advantage of, seize the advantage, defeat; see succeed 1 , use 1 .
1. [To fall in drops]
Syn. drip, fall, dribble, trickle, descend, leak, ooze, percolate, emanate, distill, precipitate (out), seep, drain, filter, sink, bleed, bead, splash, rain, snow, purl, trill down, plash, plump, hail; see also rain .
Ant. rise*, spurt, squirt.
2. [To cause or permit to fall]
Syn. let go, let fall, release, give up, shed, relinquish, abandon, discard, loosen, lower, plump, floor, ground, shoot, knock down, fell, unload, deposit, topple; see also down , dump .
Ant. raise*, elevate, send up.
3. [To tumble]
Syn. cave in, plummet, sink, collapse; see faint , fall 1 .
4. [To discontinue]
Syn. give up, quit, leave out; see abandon 1 , dismiss 1 , 2 , omit 1 .
5. [*To break off an acquaintance]
Syn. break with, part from, snub, cut, abandon, cast off, forsake, desert, leave, forget about, divorce, become alienated from, separate, withdraw, repudiate, fling aside, have done with, turn one's back on, lose*, ditch*, write off*, shake*, throw over*, brush off*; see also abandon 2 .
Ant. invite*, welcome, make friends with.
6. [To become lower or less]
Syn. decline, diminish, dwindle; see decrease 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. droplet globule, bead, teardrop, pearl, speck, pinch, splash, dewdrop, drip, blob, driblet, smidgen, trace, dab.
2. fall pitch, descent, slope, precipice, plunge, chasm, hole.
3. decline decrease, fall, downswing, lowering, tumble, slump, reduction, fall-off, depreciation.
ANT.: 2. ascent, rise. 3. increase, rise, elevation
1. fall dive, plunge, descend, plummet, pitch, tumble, *nose-dive, go down, topple, slump, *keel over, collapse.
2. abandon give up, let go, dismiss, discontinue, cease, end, quit, desert, *write off, forsake, *scrub, leave.
3. decrease decline, fall, lower, reduce, depreciate, tumble, slump, diminish, slacken.
ANT.: 1. rise, ascend, elevate. 2. take up, adopt. 3. increase, appreciate, rise
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A quantity of liquid falling or resting in a spherical mass: driblet, droplet, globule. See DRY. 2. A small amount of liquor: dram, jigger, shot, sip, tot1. Informal: nip2, slug1. Slang: snort. See BIG, INGESTION. 3. A tiny amount: bit1, crumb, dab1, dash, dot, dram, fragment, grain, iota, jot, minim, mite, modicum, molecule, ort, ounce, particle, scrap1, scruple, shred, smidgen, speck, tittle, trifle, whit. Chiefly British: spot. See BIG. 4. The act of dropping from a height: descent, fall. See RISE. 5. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices: decline, descent, dip, dive, downslide, downswing, downtrend, downturn, drop-off, fall, nosedive, plunge, skid, slide, slump, tumble. See INCREASE. 6. The extent or measurement downward from a surface: deepness, depth. See SURFACE. 7. A downward slope or distance: decline, declivity, descent, fall, pitch. See RISE. 8. A dominating position, as in a conflict: advantage, better1, bulge, draw, edge, superiority, upper hand, vantage. Informal: inside track, jump. See OVER. II verb 1. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture: fall, sink, slump. See RISE. 2. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price: dive, fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, slump, tumble. Idiom: take a sudden downtrend (or downturn). See INCREASE. 3. To slope downward: decline, descend, dip, fall, pitch, sink. See RISE. 4. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow: bring down, cut down, down, fell1, flatten, floor, ground, knock down, level, prostrate, strike down, throw. Slang: deck1. Idiom: lay low. See RISE. 5. To cease consideration or treatment of: dismiss, give over, give up, skip. Idioms: have done with, wash one's hands of. See KEEP. 6. To take or leave out: eliminate, omit, remove. See INCLUDE. 7. To suffer the loss of: forfeit, lose. Idiom: kiss good-by to. See GET. 8. To suddenly lose all health or strength: break (down), cave in, collapse, crack, give out, succumb. Informal: crack up. Slang: conk out. Idiom: give way. See HEALTH. 9. To cease living: decease, demise, depart, die, expire, go, pass away, pass (on), perish, succumb. Informal: pop off. Slang: check out, croak, kick in, kick off. Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end (or Maker), pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes. See LIVE. 10. To end the employment or service of: cashier, discharge, dismiss, release, terminate. Informal: ax, fire, pink-slip. Slang: boot1, bounce, can, sack1. Idioms: give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone the door. See KEEP. 11. To fall or let fall in drops of liquid: distill, dribble, drip, trickle, weep. See RISE. 12. To move downward in response to gravity: descend, fall. See RISE. 13. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily: fall, go down, nose-dive, pitch, plunge, spill, topple, tumble. Idiom: take a fall (or header or plunge or spill or tumble). See RISE. 14. To cause to descend: depress, let down, lower2, take down. See RISE.

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