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drop definition

  1. tv.
    to kill someone or something. : Lefty tried to drop the leader of the gang.
  2. in.
    to get arrested. (Underworld.) : Sam dropped, but Mr. Gutman got him off.
  3. tv.
    to knock someone down. : Jim dropped Willard with a punch to the shoulder.
  4. n.
    a small drink of liquor; a small serving of liquor. : I'll take just another drop of that dew, if you don't mind.
  5. n.
    a place at which drugs, alcohol, or other contraband is left to be claimed by the recipient. : They switched drops constantly just in case of discovery.
  6. tv.
    to take a drug, specifically acid. (Drugs.) : Ted dropped some stuff and went on a trip.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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