- Meaning: to move slowly, to fall behind in a group
- Synonyms: fall back, get left behind, hang back, lag behind, bring up the rear
- Use in a sentence: At the start of the race, he was doing well, but after the second lap he dropped back to fifth place.
- Meaning: to get or fall behind someone or something
- Use in a sentence: It started to get cold as the sun dropped behind the mountains.
- Meaning: to make a brief visit on someone; usually unannounced
- Synonyms: Come over, drop-in, pay a call, stop by, visit
- Use in a sentence: I think we are close to where Dan lives, do you think we should drop by and see how he is going?
- Meaning #1: to make a brief visit on someone, usually unannounced; to drop by
- Meaning #2: to cause something to fall into something
- Use in a sentence #1: I think we are close to where Dan lives, do you think we should drop in and see how he is going?
- Use in a sentence #2: The boy was so happy after his aunt dropped some change in his piggy bank.
- Meaning #1: to leave someone or something at a location
- Meaning #2: to slowly decrease
- Meaning: #3: to fall asleep, usually without much effort
- Use in a sentence #1: Before going to the grocery store, let’s drop off the kids at Mom’s house.
- Use in a sentence #2: Sales started to drop off because of the cold weather.
- Use in a sentence #3: I was so tired, I started to drop off during the meeting.
- Meaning #1: to be eliminated from a race or competition
- Meaning #2: to stop participating in something before it is finished, usually a course of study
- Use in a sentence #1: After not being able to train for 3 months due to his injury, he decided to drop out of the competition.
- Use in a sentence #2: I can assure you that if you drop out of school now, you will regret it later.
- Meaning: to make an unscheduled visit
- Use in a sentence: Feel free to drop over anytime, the door is always open.
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