drop below (something)

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drop below (something)

To fall below a certain level. If the temperature drops below 32 degrees, this water will freeze. You'll lose your scholarship if your grades drop below a B-.
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drop below someone or something

to fall to a point lower than someone or something. The gunman dropped below the cowboy's hiding place and got ready to take a shot. The temperature dropped below the freezing point.
See also: below, drop
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At that distant day, there was a dreary isolation in the civilized Christian society of these realms for families that had dropped below their original level, unless they belonged to a sectarian church, which gets some warmth of brotherhood by walling in the sacred fire.
He dropped below me with the current, and by and by he came a-swinging up shore in the easy water, and he went by so close I could a reached out the gun and touched him.
[USA], Jan 30 (ANI): Temperature in the Midwest dropped below zero on Wednesday.
As Chinese commercial banks' lending has dropped below targets, the nation's central bank is prompting banks to lend more, Bloomberg has reported.
Karachi -- Stock market continued to see downwards trend in stock market as the KSE-100 index dropped below 43,000 points.
It is the first time the broadcaster has dropped below the five million listeners mark since he took over from Chris Moyles in 2012.
However, fuel prices have now dropped below the $170/mt level as players compete for the available demand.
The price of Brent crude oil has dropped below USD50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
Muscat: Temperature in Jabal Shams, the highest mountain in the Sultanate, has again dropped below 0AC, Tuesday.
Temperatures dropped below zero twice as part of an exceptionally mild 2014 which has had just seven days where the mercury dropped below 0degC.
I became convinced that it never dropped below about $2 per share and often rose to $3 or more, so I invested in it with much of the windfall I had inherited from my grandmother.
THE number of new homes being built dropped below 100,000 last year for only the second time since records began more than 30 years ago.
5 as its stock net worth had dropped below NT$5 per share.
Summary: RAS AL KHAIMAH - The top of Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah has been covered with snow as the temperature dropped below zero degree Celsius.