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Verb: drop off  dróp óf
  1. Fall or diminish
    "The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test"
  2. Change from a waking to a sleeping state
    "he always drops off during lectures";
    - fall asleep, dope off, flake out, drift off, nod off, doze off, drowse off
  3. Remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave
    "drop off the passengers at the hotel";
    - drop, set down, put down, unload, discharge
  4. Retreat
    - fall back, fall behind, recede
  5. Fall to a lower standard
    "My grades are dropping off";
    - slip, drop away, fall away
Noun: drop-off  'dróp,óf
  1. A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    "a drop-off in attendance";
    - slump, slack, falloff, falling off
  2. A steep high face of rock
    "he stood on a high drop-off overlooking the town";
    - cliff, drop
  3. A change downward
    "there was a sharp drop-off in sales";
    - decrease, lessening

Derived forms: drops off, dropping off, drop-offs, dropped off

See also: fall

Type of: alteration, change, declension, decline, decline in quality, decrease, deliver, deterioration, diminish, fall, formation, geological formation, lessen, modification, regress, retrograde, retrogress, worsen, worsening

Encyclopedia: Drop off