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.
And prices dropped across the Middle East, while average prices in Guangzhou (27.
The average apartment rental price dropped across most areas
The Capital and other cities enjoyed a brief spell of rain on Friday after temperatures dropped across the country.
The number of ICO entities returning funds to investors all at the same time may have been the reason cryptocurrency value dropped across the board.
Sales dropped across the country last month, including a 17.
It's also positive to see prices have dropped across a variety of brands, giving a fantastic selection.
Dubai: Dubai's hotel performance dropped across all key performance indicators during Eid Al Adha in 2014 compared to 2013 due to the difference in days when Eid occurred, according to the latest data by research company STR Global.
CHICAGO (CyHAN)- Chicago agricultural commodities dropped across the board Friday on huge yield reports and favorable weather in Central U.
While mortgage rates having dropped across all loans to value (LTV) deals, fees have gone up according to the research report.