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drop down

1. To fall down. I hardly remember the end of the marathon because I dropped down as soon as I crossed the finish line.
2. To fall from a higher point. The garland dropped down and landed on the lower branches of the Christmas tree.
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drop someone or something down

 
1. to let someone or something fall. He dropped his pants down, revealing the swimming trunks beneath. The rescuer dropped down the baby and the doctor caught it. Sam went to the well and dropped a rock down.
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drop down

 
1. . [for someone] to fall down or stoop down. Suddenly, Ted dropped down, trying not to be seen by someone in a passing car. I dropped down as soon as I heard the loud sounds.
2. [for something] to fall from above. The tiles on the ceiling dropped down, one by one, over the years. The raindrops dropped down and gave the thirsty plants a drink.
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drop down

(on someone or something) to fall on someone or something. The leaves dropped down on the newly mowed lawn. The wind blew a mighty gust and a thousand leaves dropped down.
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References in classic literature ?
I was brought into the world to be dropped down upon, it appears to me.
Don't put words into my mouth that I don't mean,' said Jeremiah, sticking to his figurative expression with tenacious and impenetrable obstinacy: 'I mean dropped down upon me.
A strong breeze soon fanned the spark into a flame, and the eaglets, as yet unfledged and helpless, were roasted in their nest and dropped down dead at the bottom of the tree.
This is the song that Chil sang as the kites dropped down one after another to the river-bed, when the great fight was finished.
But Daylight persuaded him in grim ways to stay by the outfit, and they pulled on across Deep Lake and Long Lake and dropped down to the level-going of Lake Linderman.
She remembered her mother's tale of how the promised land looked to them as their battered wagons and weary oxen dropped down through the early winter snows of the Sierras to the vast and flowering sun-land of California: In fancy, herself a child of nine, she looked down from the snowy heights as her mother must have looked down.
A tricorn trimmed with gold lace was set at a rakish angle over a wig of white curls that dropped down to his waist.
On the first of June the ship got under way, and dropped down to Baker's Bay, where she was detained for a few days by a head wind; but early in the morning of the fifth stood out to sea with a fine breeze and swelling canvas, and swept off gaily on her fatal voyage, from which she was never to return!
Then the sun dropped down behind the western hills into some valley that must have been full of lost sunsets, and at the same instant the big light flashed out on the white tower of the point.
His heart, however, was loosed, and from his eyes there dropped down tears and fell upon his hands.
And on the last night of the second week they topped White Pass and dropped down the sea slope with the lights of Skaguay and of the shipping at their feet.
Dawn caught us on the northern brow, and in the gray light we dropped down through chaparral into redwood canyons deep and warm with the breath of passing summer.
I'll have to hurry up to do it," Ethan mused, as the sleigh dropped down ahead of him over the dip of the school-house hill.
So far as he was concerned it might have dropped down from heaven for all he knew how it got there.
And Michael's jaw dropped down, his throat vibrated, his forefeet made restless little movements as if in the body he were running, as truly he was running in the mind, back to Steward, back through all the ages to the lost pack, and with the shadowy lost pack itself across the snowy wastes and through the forest aisles in the hunt of the meat.