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drop

1. verb, slang To end one's friendship with someone. Yeah, I did drop Kelly, but only because our friendship was so toxic.
2. verb, slang To punch someone and cause them to fall down. I can't believe that skinny kid dropped the bully with just one punch!
3. verb, slang To take acid (LSD) or a similar drug. Now that I'm trying to get clean, I can't be around those guys anymore—they're always dropping acid.
4. verb, slang To kill someone or something. I dropped the informant, boss, don't worry—he'll never talk to the police again.
5. noun, slang An agreed-upon location where one can collect drugs or other such items. I thought this was the drop the dealer had told me to go to, but nothing's here.
6. noun An advantage or edge over someone or something. Always used with "the." Those thugs only beat me up because they got the drop on me—it wasn't a fair fight.
7. noun, slang A small amount of liquor. Just give me a drop of that in a shot glass.
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drop someone

 
1. S(to knock someone down; to punch and knock down a person. Fred dropped Willie with one punch to the jaw.
2. Fig. to stop being friends with someone, especially with one's boyfriend or girlfriend. Bob finally dropped Jane. I don't know what he saw in her. I'm surprised that she didn't drop him first.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

drop

1. tv. to kill someone or something. Lefty tried to drop the leader of the gang.
2. in. to get arrested. (Underworld.) Sam dropped, but Mr. Gutman got him off.
3. tv. to knock someone down. Jim dropped Willard with a punch to the shoulder.
4. n. a small drink of liquor; a small serving of liquor. I’ll take just another drop of that dew, if you don’t mind.
5. n. a place at which drugs, alcohol, or other contraband is left to be claimed by the recipient. They switched drops constantly just in case of discovery.
6. tv. to take a drug, specifically acid. (Drugs.) Ted dropped some stuff and went on a trip.

drop someone

tv. to knock someone down; to punch and knock down a person. Fred dropped Mooshoo with one punch to the jaw.
See also: drop, someone

dropped

mod. arrested. Harry the Horse was dropped only once last year.
See also: drop
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

drop

/lower the boom
To act suddenly and forcefully to repress a practice or reprimand an offender; crack down.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
would she drop one little tear upon his poor, lifeless form, would she heave one little sigh to see a bright young life so rudely blight- ed, so untimely cut down?
One day while I was making them I happened to drop one of them, and one of Billina's chickens gobbled it up.
"By the Lord, there is a drove of them!" exclaimed the scout, whose eyes began to glisten with the ardor of his usual occupation; "if they come within range of a bullet I will drop one, though the whole Six Nations should be lurking within sound!
And let us, my brethren who have not our names in the Red Book, console ourselves by thinking comfortably how miserable our betters may be, and that Damocles, who sits on satin cushions and is served on gold plate, has an awful sword hanging over his head in the shape of a bailiff, or an hereditary disease, or a family secret, which peeps out every now and then from the embroidered arras in a ghastly manner, and will be sure to drop one day or the other in the right place.
But I shall not therefore drop one iota of my convictions, or cease to identify myself with that truth which an evil generation hates.
Take a tip from reader Johnny Lee: Plastic peanut butter jars work better for storage than glass baby food jars because they hold a lot more hardware and won't smash into slivers if you drop one. Attach the lids of 28-oz.
THE Government was under pressure last night to drop one of its police reforms in Northern Ireland to help the security forces cope with sectarian violence.
Drummond shot a closing 69 in Padova which left him in equal 32nd place and saw him drop one place to 20th in the Euro rankings.
Labour drop one to 13, the Liberal Democrats stay on ten, and the Independents drop to one.
A VILLAGE wants to drop one of its two names to exorcise the memory of a harsh landlord.
The police said on Wednesday evening, Pawan's driver Yatendra asked him to drop one of the driver's relatives to Nizamuddin as he was not in a position to drive the car.
The workers compensation rates of New Jersey for the New Year will drop one percent, the first decrease in rates in eight years.
Drop one radish seed in each hole, and cover it with soil.
If switching to wireless allows you to drop one or more phone lines, then the cost/benefit ratio can be easily calculated.
Hull, now five Championship games without defeat, also drop one place to seventh amid a competitive promotion picture, with both sides boasting a game in hand on their rivals.