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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Gracious--where did you drop from? I must have been sound asleep in the hammock.
The size of the viral load drop from TMC125 depended very much on having other active drugs in the regimen.
As well, Gross Domestic Product per capita rose in all developing countries by 30 per cent between 1981 and 2001 with it tripling in East Asia resulting in a drop from 58 per cent to 16 per cent of people living on less than $1 per day.
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 $68.9 million and the Millenium to $77.5 million from $80 million.
Each year, 300 inches of rain drop from a band of clouds near Hilo.
Available Credit: While 56 percent of respondents said there was more credit now available to their company than last year, this represents a drop from 1995, when 84 percent reflected an increase from 1994.