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

 dropping
 點滴,滴下,落下

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)

 Drop·ping n.
 1. The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.
 2. pl. That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals; -- often used in the plural.
 Dropping bottle, an instrument used to supply small quantities of a fluid to a test tube or other vessel.
 Dropping fire, a continued irregular discharge of firearms.
 Dropping tube, a tube for ejecting any liquid in drops.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 drop
      n 1: a small quantity (especially of a liquid); "one drop of each
           sample was analyzed"; "any child with a drop of negro
           blood was legally a negro"; "there is not a drop of pity
           in that man" [syn: driblet]
      2: a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of
         low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
         [syn: bead, pearl]
      3: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57
         points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in
         pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices";
         "when that became known the price of their stock went into
         free fall" [syn: dip, fall, free fall]
      4: a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff
         overlooking the town"; "a steep drop" [syn: cliff, drop-off]
      5: a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and
         distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen
         property)
      6: a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a
         miracle that he survived the drop from that height" [syn:
         fall]
      7: a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from
         the flies; often used as background scenery [syn: drop
         curtain, drop cloth]
      8: a central depository where things can be left or picked up
      9: the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would
         be successful"
      v 1: let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
      2: to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy
         targets"
      3: go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
      4: fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his
         knees" [syn: sink, drop down]
      5: terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican
         ticket"
      6: utter casually; "drop a hint"
      7: stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
         [syn: knock off]
      8: leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo; [syn: set
         down, put down, unload, discharge]
      9: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down
         a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers" [syn: fell,
         strike down, cut down]
      10: lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
      11: pay out; "spend money" [syn: spend, expend]
      12: lower the pitch of (musical notes) [syn: flatten] [ant: sharpen]
      13: hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The
          light dropped from the ceiling" [syn: dangle, swing]
      14: stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a
          child out of wedlock" [syn: dismiss, send packing, send
          away]
      15: let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the
          mixture" [syn: dribble, drip]
      16: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your
          clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw,
           throw off, throw away]
      17: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?";
          "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
          [syn: neglect, pretermit, omit, miss, leave out,
           overlook, overleap] [ant: attend to]
      18: change from one level to another; "She dropped into army
          jargon"
      19: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the
          slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a
          shouting match" [syn: devolve, deteriorate, degenerate]
          [ant: recuperate]
      20: give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this
          morning"
      [also: dropping, dropped]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dropping
      adj 1: falling rapidly; "dropping prices"; "dropping rate of
             production"
      2: coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the
         eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain" [syn: falling]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dropping
      See drop