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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drop \Drop\, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips. [1913 Webster] Mutilations of which the meaning has dropped out of memory. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] When the sound of dropping nuts is heard. --Bryant. [1913 Webster] 3. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops. [1913 Webster] The heavens . . . dropped at the presence of God. --Ps. lxviii. 8. [1913 Webster] 4. To fall dead, or to fall in death; as, dropping like flies. [1913 Webster] Nothing, says Seneca, so soon reconciles us to the thoughts of our own death, as the prospect of one friend after another dropping round us. --Digby. [1913 Webster] 5. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 6. To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment. --Steele. [1913 Webster] Takes care to drop in when he thinks you are just seated. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] 7. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little. [1913 Webster] 8. To fall short of a mark. [R.] [1913 Webster] Often it drops or overshoots by the disproportion of distance. --Collier. [1913 Webster] 9. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards. [1913 Webster] To drop astern (Naut.), to go astern of another vessel; to be left behind; to slacken the speed of a vessel so as to fall behind and to let another pass a head. To drop down (Naut.), to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea. To drop off, to fall asleep gently; also, to die. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]