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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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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"If you drop somebody in, it's not an earthquake at all.
"The manager needs to be given that strength to then say 'If I take a decision to drop somebody or to send them home or tell someone off then you will have to back me' - and the fans do.
"You can't just drop somebody if there's no-one better to take their spot.
"I don't feel I have to walk around like a headmaster or a sergeant-major and keep my distance in case I have to drop somebody. I'll have a laugh and a joke with players but that doesn't stop me pulling them in and telling them what I think.
"I've used this before, but if you drop somebody off from planet Mars down here and showed him (Miguel) Tejada's numbers, (Alex) Rodriguez' numbers or (Michael) Young's numbers, Jeter may not end up in the top two or three," Yankees manager Joe Torre said.
I can not stand the idea that you drop somebody as a friend just because the romance has come to an end.
Full-powered, small-framed handguns save lives; they're small enough to pack instead of leave in a glovebox, and powerful enough to drop somebody. Little big guns are also a fairly recent invention: up until the late 70s, if you wanted a gun the size of a PPK, it was a PPK, complete with its questionable chambering--.380 if you were lucky, .32 otherwise.
"The trick where he pretended to drop somebody's ring down a grill in the street was nicked from me.
The media is to blame as much as anyone else, because when they drop somebody or they play somebody in a different position, we're on the case straight away.
When I was there on Wednesday there's actually no waiting time and if you are only there to drop off you have got to pay pounds 1 to get through the barriers to drop somebody off.