drop across (someone or something)(redirected from dropped across them)
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, either across a gap or blocking something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "drop" and "across." I think we'll be able to traverse the river if we drop the tarp across here.
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.
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.