Drop v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dropped or Dropt; p. pr. & vb. n. Dropping.]
1. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill. “The trees drop balsam.”
The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever. --Sterne.
2. To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a line in fishing; to drop a courtesy.
3. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
They suddenly drop't the pursuit. --S. Sharp.
That astonishing ease with which fine ladies drop you and pick you up again. --Thackeray.
The connection had been dropped many years. -- Sir W. Scott.
Dropping the too rough H in Hell and Heaven. --Tennyson.
4. To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc.
5. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
6. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
7. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
8. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
Show to the sun their waved coats dropped with gold. --Milton.
To drop a vessel Naut., to leave it astern in a race or a chase; to outsail it.
Dropt imp. & p. p. of Drop, v.