He put his hand on it, on its wetness, ready to drop over should his wife come forward.
It needed only a few seconds to drop over the performer, to burn and smother him.
Climb along the bough, drop over upon the other side, and you will find my own valet waiting with your horse.
Just drop over to Bombay and buy him a package of cigarettes!
drop over to our camp sometime for a little drink, and a little game, eh, pantywaist?
"It is defiled," he said, looking at it regretfully and letting it drop over the rail.
But supposing an apple was to drop over the fence onto the sidewalk, what would you do then?
I clean forgot, but I expect I'll drop over to the ranch for it some day.
Some of us, either Rob, or Beth and I will drop over every day.
Where'd you be, if he took a drop over and above, and had a fancy to go for you?
Old English dropa "a drop of liquid," from Proto-Germanic *drupon (cf. Old Saxon dropo, Old Norse dropi, Dutch drop, Old High German tropfo, German Tropfen (n.)), from PIE *dhreu-.
Meaning "an act of dropping" is from 1630s; of immaterial things (prices, temperatures, etc.) from mid-19c. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. Meaning "secret place where things can be left illicitly and picked up later" is from 1931.
Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix:15 [KJV]. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857. To get the drop on someone originally was Old West gunslinger slang (1869).
Old English dropian "to fall in drops" (see drop (n.)). Meaning "to fall vertically" is late 14c. Transitive sense "allow to fall" is mid-14c. Related: Dropped; dropping. Exclamation drop dead is from 1934; as an adjective meaning "stunning, excellent" it is first recorded 1970.
The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A volume of liquid equal to 1/76 of a teaspoon and regarded as a unit of dosage for medication.
A small globular piece of candy, usually readily dissolved in the mouth.