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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References in classic literature ?
Freighters have other landing-stages at various lower levels, to within a couple of hundred feet of the ground; nor dare any flier rise or drop from one plane to another except in certain restricted districts where horizontal traffic is forbidden.
They drop from the oaks like fruit that is ready to be eaten
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.
The Waldorf Astoria, New York Hilton and Sheraton Centre also showed large gains, while reflecting the continuing Downtown down spiral, Marriott Financial Center saw its tentative market value drop from $72 million to $68.
May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The first heavy air drop from the new U.
Each year, 300 inches of rain drop from a band of clouds near Hilo.
Customers using an average of 500 kilowatt-hours per month will see their total bill drop from $106.
The average's decline reaches 300 points, marking a 10 percent drop from its Aug.