Phrasal Verbs with 'Drop'

Drop around

Visit someone, often without making an arrangement

Example: We DROPPED AROUND to collect the stuff we'd left there last week.

Drop around


Example: I DROPPED AROUND the things they needed.

Drop away

Become smaller- amount, numbers

Example: The numbers of people attending began the DROP AWAY after a few months.

Drop back

Move towards the back of a group

Example: He stared at the front, but got tired and DROPPED BACK as the race went on.

Drop behind

Move towards the back, not keep up

Example: I DROPPED BEHIND at school when I fell ill and couldn't study.

Drop by

Pay a brief visit

Example: He DROPPED BY on his way home from work.

Drop in

Visit without having made arrangements

Example: I was in the area so I DROPPED IN at the office to see her.

Drop off

Take something or someone to a place and leave it or them there.

Example: I DROPPED the kids OFF at school on my way to work.

Drop off

Fall asleep

Example: I DROPPED OFF during the play and woke up when it ended.

Drop off

Decrease in number or amount

Example: Sales have DROPPED OFF in the last few months.

Drop out

Quit a course

Example: She DROPPED OUT of college and went straight into a good job.

Drop over

Visit for a short time

Example: I'll DROP OVER on my way back.

Drop round

Visit someone, often without making an arrangement

Example: We DROPPED ROUND their house on our way.

Drop round


Example: I DROPPED the papers ROUND so she could read them before the meeting.

Drop someone in it

Get someone into trouble

Example: I really DROPPED him IN IT when I told them what he'd done.

Drop through

Come to nothing, produce no results

Example: The big scheme he was talking about seems to have DROPPED THROUGH.