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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Venus explained under what conditions, and with what views, the dropping down upon Mr Boffin was held over until the Mounds should be cleared away.
Mr Venus could only repeat that it was his fixed intention to betake himself to the paths of science, and to walk in the same all the days of his life; not dropping down upon his fellow-creatures until they were deceased, and then only to articulate them to the best of his humble ability.
('Can this be more dropping down upon me!' thought Mr Boffin, quite bewildered.)
'It MUST he more dropping down, I think,' said Mr Boffin to himself.
Daylight won across Chilcoot that same day, dropping down five hundred feet in the darkness and the flurrying snow to Crater Lake, where he camped.
Two or more ranges of hills the pigeon crossed, and then Winn saw it dropping down to a landing where a small cabin stood in a hillside clearing.
Temperatures in the capital Amman will reach a high of 32 degrees Celsius during daytime, dropping down to 19 degrees at night.
2 Carry straight on, dropping down towards King Down Farm and The Oaks with the arable field known as Batts Bed on the left.
Quite often when players leave a big club, they drop down a level and then they'll keep dropping down.
CALUM Chambers had no qualms about dropping down to the England Under-21s squad, saying it is an honour to represent his country at whatever level.
e defender made his Young Lions debut as Gareth Southgate's side won 1-0 win in the Czech Republic on Friday and insists, unlike some players, he has no problem with dropping down from the senior squad.
"I would gladly take Sisu disappearing from Coventry City altogether, even if it meant dropping down to whatever level.
"Spectra Energy's drop-down of 50% of the Express-Platte System is in line with our expectation of dropping down more than $2 billion of fee-based assets over the next couple of years to create value for both SE and SEP investors," said Greg Ebel, Spectra president and CEO.
On the mountain range, a high of 15 degrees Celsius dropping down to 7 degree.