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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROP OVER

“Drop over the chain at that point,” curtly ordered the engineer.

It needed only a few seconds to drop over the performer, to burn and smother him.

And I'd be proud to have you drop over to visit me now and then too.

Some of us, either Rob, or Beth and I will drop over every day.

Just drop over to Bombay and buy him a package of cigarettes!

"It is defiled," he said, looking at it regretfully and letting it drop over the rail.

Just drop over into the cockpit and see if you can see any hole in the bottom.

It would be simple to drop over the wall to its paved courtyard.

I clean forgot, but I expect I'll drop over to the ranch for it some day.

Where'd you be, if he took a drop over and above, and had a fancy to go for you?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dropa "a drop of liquid," from Proto-Germanic *drupon (cf. Old Saxon dropo, Old Norse dropi, Dutch drop, Old High German tropfo, German Tropfen (n.)), from PIE *dhreu-.

Meaning "an act of dropping" is from 1630s; of immaterial things (prices, temperatures, etc.) from mid-19c. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. Meaning "secret place where things can be left illicitly and picked up later" is from 1931.

Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix:15 [KJV]. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857. To get the drop on someone originally was Old West gunslinger slang (1869).

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