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Definition of the verb drop away

What does drop away mean as a doing phrase?


  1. get worse
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb]The price of oil soared
      [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb] [Extent]The price of oil increased ten percent
      [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb] by [Extent]The price of oil increased by ten percent
      [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb]Oil's price soared
      [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb] [Extent]Oils's price increased ten percent
      [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb] by [Extent]Oils's price increased by ten percent
      [Patient] [Verb]Imports have declined
      [Patient] [Verb] by [Extent]Nonperforming assets at these banks declined by %15
      [Patient] [Verb] in [Attribute]Oil soared in price

      Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): advance, appreciate, balloon, climb, decline, decrease, depreciate, diminish, dip, drop, dwindle, fall, fluctuate, gain, grow, increase, jump, lower, move, mushroom, plummet, plunge, rise, rocket, shift, skyrocket, soar, surge, swell, tumble, vary.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of drop away: drop off / fall away / slip
    • more generic words: decline / worsen = grow worse
    • more specific words: backslide / lapse = drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

Alternative definition of the verb drop away


  1. [intransitive] to become less or less numerous.

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Google previewDictionary of Phrasal Verbs

by Najmussehar

Drill down through Drill into – Drink up Drive away – – – – – – – – – Drop away Drop back Drop by – – – Drop in – Drop off – Drop out – – get to the bottom of something; get detailed data repeat something many times to make someone learn it ...

Google preview英語常用詞組用法詞典 (2003)

by Rosalind Fergusson

JSjft — it to drop away 1. MM \ feW 2.

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

umbilical cord, navel, ~боох totie theumbilical cord,~ нэгтэй born of the same mother, хүйн холбоотой intimately connected, хүйг цөглүүлэх to let the umbilical cord drop away ХҮЙ, group, ~ нэгдэл community,~ ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

to passormovetowardsthestern;Drop away,off,todepart,disappear; Drop down,tosail, move,orrowdowna coast,or down a rivertothe sea;Drop in, tocome incasually; Dropout, ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

doze off, dwindle, fall off, tail off; 8 drift off, drop away, fall away, fall back, flake out, peter out, taper off; 9 drowse off; 10 fall asleep drop-off: 4 drop; 5 cliff, slack, slump; 7 falloff; 8 decrease; 9 lessening drop off to sleep: 7 doze off, drop off drop ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

phrasal verbs drop away Your friends or supporters drop away when they abandon you. drop-out dry drop back or drop behind You drop back,

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