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drop someone

 
1. S(to knock someone down; to punch and knock down a person. Fred dropped Willie with one punch to the jaw.
2. Fig. to stop being friends with someone, especially with one's boyfriend or girlfriend. Bob finally dropped Jane. I don't know what he saw in her. I'm surprised that she didn't drop him first.

drop

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.

drop

/lower the boom
To act suddenly and forcefully to repress a practice or reprimand an offender; crack down.
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Our expectation is that prices will drop during the next six to eighteen months as rent collections drop, taxes and insurance rise (who do you think is paying the financial cost of the World Trade tab?
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It was a good drop," said Hank Hunter, McDonnell Douglas' missions systems flight test engineering manager.
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In teaching the underneath drops in Cover 3, we want our players to not only see the #2 receiver and read his release, but to keep their head on a swivel and read the drop of the quarterback.
We went from brainstorm to booster drop in just 135 days,'' said David Gump, president of t/Space.