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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dropt imp. & p. p. of Drop, v.