What does ‘drop’ mean?

The word ‘drop‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to accidentally let something fall to the ground.

For example:

  • 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.
phrasal verbs with drop

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘drop’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with drop - drop around/round
phrasal verbs with drop - drop back
phrasal verbs with drop - drop by/in/over
phrasal verbs with drop - drop off
phrasal verbs with drop - drop out
phrasal verbs with drop - drop someone in it

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with drop below.