drop across (someone or something)

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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 (or to place down), either across a gap or blocking something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "drop" and "across." The tree dropped across the road, blocking traffic for hours. Drop that towel across the spill until we can find a mop.
See also: across, drop

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.
See also: across, drop
References in classic literature ?
"It was some time before I found out where my two gentlemen were living; but I inquired and inquired until at last I dropped across them.
Not a mean village closed upon him, not a common barrier dropped across the road behind him, but he knew it to be another iron door in the series that was barred between him and England.
You will remember that Mowgli spent a great part of his life in the Seeonee Wolf-Pack, learning the Law from Baloo, the Brown Bear; and it was Baloo who told him, when the boy grew impatient at the constant orders, that the Law was like the Giant Creeper, because it dropped across every one's back and no one could escape.
Amy,' said the father, passing his pocket-handkerchief several times across his face, and then grasping it convulsively in the hand that dropped across his knee, 'I have done what I could to keep you select here; I have done what I could to retain you a position here.
A drawbridge had to be found which could be dropped across the abyss.
Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs, and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived.
Assaults and drug use have dropped across 10 English prisons involved in a pilot scheme launched last year to tackle violence in troubled jails.
"Length of stay dropped across all sites by a day on average"
When it comes to other risk factors for CVD, improvements were seen in two areas: The number of nonsmokers rose from 73 percent in 1999-2000 to 79 percent in 20152016, and cholesterol levels dropped across the board between 1999 and 2016.
Interviewed in the survey were 1, 2000 adult respondents nationwide, Duterte's ratings dropped across all geographic areas and economic classes, where the biggest drops were in Luzon and Class D.
Likewise, incidents of target killings were dropped across the province and only 10 incidents occurred so far in first five month on this year while eight incidents were reported in 2014, 55 incidents in 2105, 77 incidents in 2016 and 29 cases in 2017.
Likewise, incidents of target killings were dropped across the province and only 10 incidents occurred so far during the first five months of this year while eight incidents were reported in 2014, 55 incidents in 2105, 77 incidents in 2016 and 29 cases in 2017.
Chairman Balochistan Board said and added cheating ratio has been dropped across the province following past years.
Summary: Bird numbers have dropped across the Indian state, and the decline seems most pronounced in Kottayam and Ernakulam, counts show
And prices dropped across the Middle East, while average prices in Guangzhou (27.4%), Cape Town (19.9%), and Aspen, US, (19%) increased the most year-on-year.