drop across

drop across (someone or something)

1. To fall on and splay across someone or something. The garland fell and dropped across the lower branches of the Christmas tree.
2. To fall, either across a gap or blocking something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "drop" and "across." I think we'll be able to traverse the river if we drop the tarp across here.
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drop something across something

to let something fall in such a way that a span is bridged; to let something fall in such a way that a pathway is blocked. Let's drop a little rug across the threshold. They dropped a huge boulder across the road so no one could pass.
See also: across, drop

drop across someone or something

[for something long or wide] to fall on and lay on someone or something. A snake dropped across the hood of the tourist bus as it passed under a tree. As I lay sleeping, a ceiling panel dropped across me and woke me up.
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Temperatures are likely to see a significant drop across Qatar today, according to the weather report, which has also forecast strong winds in some parts of the country.
Dubai: Temperatures continue to drop across the UAE with night-time lows already falling well below seasonal average lows of around 20 degrees Celsius.
The system must include RICE NESHAP complaint catalyst monitoring system that shall be able to monitor and record the exhaust temperature entering the catalyst as well as the drop across the catalyst.
Like-for-like sales edged up 1% overall in the half-year, but fell 4% in the second quarter, and the group said it saw a "mid single digit" drop across Asia Pacific as Chinese customers in particular reined in spending.
Martin Canning's men have been tipped for the drop across the board over the summer, despite a seventhplaced finish last time out and a record haul of 53 points.
The distribution of the heating gas in the retorting zone and the pressure drop across the retort are responsible for heat exchange efficiency, products yield, oil quality, and the benefits of the oil shale retorting process.
8 per cent drop across the UK, and it is the 15th month in a row in which footfall is lower than in the same month in the previous year.
And costs are set to keep falling, with some experts even predicting deflation - where prices drop across the board.
However, if a contactor phase contact has been damaged due to the condition described above, then a volt drop across that contact will occur, giving rise to a voltage imbalance to the motor.
The results were a 80-90% drop across roaming services in 2014 compared to 2007, stated the organization in their release.
The results are a 80-90% drop across roaming services in 2014 compared to 2007.
The temperature is expected to drop across the country starting from today.
The 2% increase, which was con-firmed by the Office for National Statistics, was in comparison to a 2% drop across the UK as a whole.
3% in Q2, whereas Greece saw the sharpest drop across the OECD to 49.
When purchased for use with a Farr Gold Series dust collector, a free Magnahelic gauge is included to monitor pressure drop across the filters.