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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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'And then he drops down with his whole weight upon ME!' cried Mr Boffin, ruefully.
"Not that I would whiteknuckle it until the day he drops down dead.
James Birch drops down to the Seconds, who are looking for a hat-trick of wins on their visit to New Brighton today.
February: The sparrow on the trash again, one/leg missing, he/alights and drops down, alights/in this cold, and crooked,/drops down again through he could/fly.
When the dinner-plate-size gadget detects a loud noise, such as a woodpecker rapping, it quickly drops down its 18-inch string and makes a racket that scares away the avian ne'er-do-well.
This gives it the same coverage as a conventional unit that drops down from the headliner, and works when the roof is lowered.
Ostensibly there is 'Title', 'Architect/Builder', 'Nation' and 'Across All Fields' but when you click on the tick adjacent to any of these another 20 or so related headings drops down. The only down-side is that this is a small database with only 5000 images--the average small architecture school slide library probably has as many--but probably not digitized nor quite so accessible.
The film is pulled across the container, the head is rotated across and it automatically drops down under 250kg pressure making it ideal for the sealing of CPET containers for dual ovenable ready meals through to small food halls and delis.
Once the machine is satisfied that it has got the container underneath, it senses the container and drops down under 250kg of pressure.
9: On a wing-to-wing skip pass, which may require an emergency switch, W-1 jumps out and contests 3, while D drops down to W-1's former position to play the next pass (to 3).
After the earnest monologue beginning Act Two, Star Gazer Sylvain Senez walks forward, reaches longingly upward, and then drops down in a gratifyingly direct moment of dance that puts the chatter to shame.
Step 1: X drops down the assets (including intangibles) of the business B wants to purchase to a newly formed partnership or LLC.
This drops down to the paved court, and so to the west lawn.
The building descends the slope and drops down a storey, so that from the street you pass straight into the upper level where the living room and kitchen, elevated above the surrounding landscape, have views to the south of the city and fjord.
In an inversion of the usual arrangement, the building drops down the site from the level of the road and is entered through the roof where the family's two cars are parked.