Definition of Drop off
1. Verb. Fall or diminish. "The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test"
2. Verb. Change from a waking to a sleeping state. "He always falls asleep during lectures"
Specialized synonyms: Zonk Out
Antonyms: Wake Up
3. Verb. Leave or unload. "Drop off the passengers at the hotel"
Generic synonyms: Deliver
Specialized synonyms: Wharf, Air-drop
Derivative terms: Drop
4. Verb. Retreat.
Generic synonyms: Regress, Retrograde, Retrogress
Derivative terms: Receding, Recession
5. Verb. Get worse. "My grades are slipping"
Generic synonyms: Decline, Worsen
Specialized synonyms: Backslide, Lapse
Derivative terms: Drop-off, Slippage
Definition of Drop off
1. Verb. (idiomatic) (''intransitive'') To fall asleep. ¹
2. Verb. (idiomatic) (''transitive'') To deliver; to deposit or leave. ¹
3. Verb. To fall. ¹
4. Verb. To lessen or reduce. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Drop off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"... leaving the ends of them on the tree, which strengthen it much ; and when after many years they drop off, the tree is weakened by it, and very often is ..."
2. The New English by Thomas Laurence Kington-Oliphant (1886)
"Among the Verbs are wheel (in a chair), cut a dash, go further and fare worse, to hurry- scurry, drop off (mori), gone to the dogs. ..."
3. Intimate China: The Chinese as I Have Seen Them by Archibald Little (1899)
"Feet drop off.— Pain till Death.—Typical Cases.—Eczema, Ulcera- tion, Mortification.—General Health affected. IT is a popular error in England to suppose ..."
4. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1901)
"... they cannot have too much water ; after that they want much less, or the leaves turn yellow and drop off. Some years I grow Solanum jasminoides over ..."
5. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"In areas where entanglement is not a problem, divers may wish occasionally to drop off the towline during traverses to investigate objects of interest. ..."