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drop-off

[drop-awf, -of] /ˈdrɒpˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
a vertical or very steep descent:
The trail has a drop-off of several hundred feet.
2.
a decline; decrease:
Sales have shown a considerable drop-off this year.
3.
a place where a person or thing can be left, received, accommodated, etc.:
a new drop-off for outpatients.
adjective
4.
applied when a rented vehicle is left elsewhere than at the point of hire:
to pay a drop-off charge.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; noun, adj. use of verb phrase drop off
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  • Over the years, my friends and neighbors have used mailboxes as convenient drop-off spots.
British Dictionary definitions for drop-off

drop off

verb (adverb)
1.
(intransitive) to grow smaller or less; decline
2.
(transitive) to allow to alight; set down
3.
(intransitive) (informal) to fall asleep
noun
4.
a steep or vertical descent
5.
a sharp decrease
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