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drop down

1. To fall down. I hardly remember the end of the marathon because I dropped down as soon as I crossed the finish line.
2. To fall from a higher point. The garland dropped down and landed on the lower branches of the Christmas tree.
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drop someone or something down

 
1. to let someone or something fall. He dropped his pants down, revealing the swimming trunks beneath. The rescuer dropped down the baby and the doctor caught it. Sam went to the well and dropped a rock down.
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drop down

 
1. . [for someone] to fall down or stoop down. Suddenly, Ted dropped down, trying not to be seen by someone in a passing car. I dropped down as soon as I heard the loud sounds.
2. [for something] to fall from above. The tiles on the ceiling dropped down, one by one, over the years. The raindrops dropped down and gave the thirsty plants a drink.
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drop down

(on someone or something) to fall on someone or something. The leaves dropped down on the newly mowed lawn. The wind blew a mighty gust and a thousand leaves dropped down.
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References in classic literature ?
Venus explained under what conditions, and with what views, the dropping down upon Mr Boffin was held over until the Mounds should be cleared away.
Mr Venus could only repeat that it was his fixed intention to betake himself to the paths of science, and to walk in the same all the days of his life; not dropping down upon his fellow-creatures until they were deceased, and then only to articulate them to the best of his humble ability.
It MUST he more dropping down, I think,' said Mr Boffin to himself.
Daylight won across Chilcoot that same day, dropping down five hundred feet in the darkness and the flurrying snow to Crater Lake, where he camped.
Two or more ranges of hills the pigeon crossed, and then Winn saw it dropping down to a landing where a small cabin stood in a hillside clearing.
Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman and the northern cities will hover around 17 degrees Celsius dropping down to 8 and 10 degrees respectively, while mercury levels in the Gulf of Aqaba will register a high of 28 degrees dropping down to 14 degrees at night, the JMD added.
Quite often when players leave a big club, they drop down a level and then they'll keep dropping down.
I would gladly take Sisu disappearing from Coventry City altogether, even if it meant dropping down to whatever level.
Spectra Energy's drop-down of 50% of the Express-Platte System is in line with our expectation of dropping down more than $2 billion of fee-based assets over the next couple of years to create value for both SE and SEP investors," said Greg Ebel, Spectra president and CEO.
Spectra Energy s drop-down of 50 percent of the Express-Platte System is in line with our expectation of dropping down more than $2 billion of fee-based assets over the next couple of years to create value for both SE and SEP investors, said Greg Ebel, president and chief executive officer, Spectra Energy Corp.
On the mountain range, a high of 15 degrees Celsius dropping down to 7 degree.
Summary: Light to moderate rain fell on parts of the country on Saturday with temperatures dropping down, particularly on mountain peaks.
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): A chilly morning greeted Delhiites on Wednesday, with the temperature dropping down to 6.
15 Southwell SP forecast 10-11 Appeared well suited by 6f on his debut at Ripon in May and no surprise to see him outpaced, dropping down to 5f (albeit a stiff 5f) on fast ground at Carlisle last month.
But I still wanted to go back, that November day, along the old road, / dropping down through those same hills, the valley up ahead"