Definition of Drop away

1. Verb. Get worse. "My grades are slipping"

Exact synonyms: Drop Off, Fall Away, Slip
Generic synonyms: Decline, Worsen
Specialized synonyms: Backslide, Lapse
Derivative terms: Drop-off, Slippage

Definition of Drop away

1. Verb. (intransitive) to become less or less numerous. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drop Away

drop-off charge
drop a bollock
drop a bombshell
drop a brick
drop a dime
drop a hint
drop a line
drop acid
drop anchor
drop arch
drop away (current term)
drop back
drop backs
drop bear
drop bears
drop behind
drop biscuit
drop by
drop by the wayside
drop cap
drop ceiling
drop cloth
drop curtain
drop dead
drop down

Literary usage of Drop away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry edited by Epes Sargent (1882)
"So soon may / follow, When friendships decay, And from Love's shining circle Tho gems drop away. When true hearts lio withered, And fond ones are flown, ..."

2. The Signalman and His Work by Kenneth L. Van Auken (1921)
"Pick-Up and Drop-Away Points—The pick-up point of a relay is the current required in its coils to pick up its armature. The drop-away point of a relay is ..."

3. Railway Signaling by N.Y. School of Railway Signaling (Utica, Utica (N.Y.) School of Railway Signaling (1910)
"In connection with the drop-away point it is evident that when a relay is energized the contact fingers are placed under tension, which assists the armature ..."

4. The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn by Henry Ward Beecher, Truman Jeremiah Ellinwood (1873)
"... taken its color and flavor under the sun—when that which is perfect, is come, then all these transitory, local, limited, partial things, will drop away. ..."

5. Birmington : a Poem: In Two Parts, with Appendix by Harry Howells Horton (1853)
"Shall, like autumnal fruitage, drop away, Then nobler heights thy hopes may soar, And art* shall reign, and artists flourish more. ..."

6. Uncle John Vassar, or, The fight of faith by E T. Vassar (1879)
"If it is nothing but a mere stir of the sensibilities, of course they will drop away. A very sober Christian scholar says, '' Let the spring come ..."

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