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drop from (something)

1. Literally, to let go of something from a higher point. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "from." Because I dropped the box of Christmas ornaments from the top of the stairs, they all broke.
2. To release or exclude someone or something from something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "from." So many good dancers auditioned this year that we had to drop you from the team, unfortunately. I need to drop advanced calculus from my schedule as soon as possible because there's no way I'll get a passing grade in that class.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drop someone or something from something

 
1. . Lit. to release someone or something from some higher point. Galileo proved that two objects of different weights dropped from the same height will reach the ground at the same time.
2. Fig. to exclude someone or something from something. We had to drop Sally from our guest list. The professor was forced to drop the failing students from the course.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A place where few people care to go about alone, where a maid screams if an ash drops from the fire, takes to crying at all times and seasons, becomes the victim of a low disorder of the spirits, and gives warning and departs.
But if you see more than six drops from either vent, the elevation cylinder's leaking too much.
The reason for the 2- or 3-day difference was that the otorrhea in the latter group had prevented the drops from reaching the middle ear space right away.
A significant number of patients have mucosal webs in the round window niche that protect the round window membrane and prevent drops from being absorbed by the inner ear.
In fact, I first learned about ciprofloxacin ophthalmic drops from a referring pediatrician who was treating patients with CSOM.