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    Do "drop by" and "drop in" mean the same? are there some differences?

    I was studying phrasal verbs, and I was curious about the difference between "drop in" and "drop by." I looked them up in the dictionary, but they seem to mean the same.

    From the freedictionary.com, it says,

    drop by: to visit someone casually and without being invited (I'll drop by at his house on my way home.)
    drop in: to arrive informally to visit someone (Do drop in (on me) if you happen to be passing!)

    If there is slightest difference, can you explain?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Do "drop by" and "drop in" mean the same? are there some differences?

    drop in, drop by and drop round all mean essentially the same.

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    Re: Do "drop by" and "drop in" mean the same? are there some differences?

    I can't perceive the slightest difference between drop in and drop by. But drop round is purely British, never heard in North America.

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