The word ‘drop‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to accidentally let something fall to the ground.
- I dropped a plate on my toe. (let something fall)
Drop is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is dropped.
phrasal verbs with drop
Phrasal verbs with ‘drop’ include:
- drop around/round
meaning – visit someone or deliver goods
example – I’ll be dropping around at 7, I can’t stay long though.
- drop back
meaning – move to the back of the group
example – Richards dropped back and waited for the pass from McDonough.
- drop by/in/over
meaning – visit someone briefly
example – I dropped in on Amanda last night. She is recovering well.
- drop off
meaning – take something to a place and leave it for someone or fall asleep
example – I’ll drop off the kids at the pool, then go to work.
- drop out
meaning – quit a course, school, club etc.
example – Shepherd will have to drop out of the race, he’s hurt his knee.
- drop someone in it
meaning – get someone in trouble
example – I didn’t mean to drop you in it, I thought you told the boss you had the flu not earache.
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘drop’ in more detail and see some examples in use.