drop from

drop from (something)

1. Literally, to let go of something from a higher point. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "from." Because I dropped the box of Christmas ornaments from the top of the stairs, they all broke.
2. To release or exclude someone or something from something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "from." So many good dancers auditioned this year that we had to drop you from the team, unfortunately. I need to drop advanced calculus from my schedule as soon as possible because there's no way I'll get a passing grade in that class.
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drop someone or something from something

1. . Lit. to release someone or something from some higher point. Galileo proved that two objects of different weights dropped from the same height will reach the ground at the same time.
2. Fig. to exclude someone or something from something. We had to drop Sally from our guest list. The professor was forced to drop the failing students from the course.
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color) A dummy rocket booster is ready to drop from Burt Rutan's Proteus aircraft over the Mojave Desert, in a test of a new launch system.
Each year, 300 inches of rain drop from a band of clouds near Hilo.
The average's decline reaches 300 points, marking a 10 percent drop from its Aug.