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Meaning of DROP OFF

Pronunciation:  drâp of

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a change downward; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
  2. [n]  a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
  3. [n]  a noticeable decline in performance; "the team went into a slump"; "a sudden slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in automobile sales"
  4. [v]  change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures"
  5. [v]  fall or diminish; "The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test"
  6. [v]  get worse; "My grades are slipping"
  7. [v]  retreat
 
 Synonyms: cliff, decrease, dope off, doze off, drift off, drop, drop away, drowse off, fall asleep, fall away, fall back, fall behind, falling off, falloff, flake out, lessening, lose, nod off, recede, slack, slip, slump
 
 Antonyms: advance, arouse, awake, awaken, come alive, gain, gain ground, get ahead, increase, make headway, pull ahead, wake, wake up, waken, win
 
 See Also: alteration, attrition, backslide, casualty, change, crag, decline, decline, decrease, diminish, diminution, dwindling, dwindling away, fall, formation, geological formation, geology, lapse, lessen, modification, precipice, regress, retrograde, retrogress, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, waning, worsen, zonk out

 

 

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 Related Terms: abate, ablate, bate, be eaten away, buy it, cascade, cash in, cataract, check in, check out, collapse, come down, consume, consume away, corrode, crash, croak, crumble, decline, decrease, deliquesce, descend, die away, diminish, dip down, dive, dope off, down, doze off, drop, drop asleep, drop down, drowse off, dwindle, ebb, erode, fall, fall asleep, fall away, fall down, fall off, go down, go downhill, go to sleep, go west, gravitate, have it, kick in, kick off, kick the bucket, knock off, languish, lessen, let up, lose altitude, melt away, nod off, parachute, pass out, peg out, pipe off, pitch, plummet, plunge, pop off, pounce, pour down, precipitate, rain, run low, sag, settle to sleep, shove off, shrink, sink, slide, slump, step off, stoop, subside, swoop, tail off, trend downward, wane, waste, waste away, wear, wear away
 

 

 

 

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