Definitions

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  • n. One who arrives unannounced or without an appointment.
  • n. the act of dropping in (see verb below). Often hyphenated drop-in.
  • v. To arrive unannounced or with little or no warning; also, to visit without an appointment.
  • v. to paddle into and take off on a wave another surfer is already riding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. visit informally and spontaneously

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Examples

  • Carefully formulated carrier and essential oils soften hair or beard, soothe skin, and are super-economical because you use only a drop in water.

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  • A modest drop in sea level would have reduced the distance between Timor and Flores, at a place called Ombai Strait, to perhaps five or ten miles.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • According to Collamer, there is an immediate drop in self-esteem when women or men stay home to be with a child.

    The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child

  • The revolution is not complete yet, said demonstrator Wael Malak, who temporarily closed his shop in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik because the political turmoil led to a sharp drop in tourism.

    Egyptians rally, demand trials for police shooters

  • Investigators for the Institute for Research on Poverty looked at perceived financial happiness after widowhood, which, though not entirely reliable, is a better indicator than absolute financial status, since not all women might be distressed by a drop in income after widowhood as long as their basic needs were being met.

    The Truth About Grief

  • The BBC reports that a 20% drop in rainfall equals a 70% drop in stream flow, and as a long time Wagga Wagga resident, this would be no surprise to Richard Allsopp.

    Permaculture Research Institute of Australia

  • They can snag free cotton candy at the Santa Monica Pier or drop in on Michael Jackson's dermatologist for 25-percent-off Botox injections so that frazzled commuters won't look quite so frazzled.

    A surreal sight, a ghost 405 freeway, in L.A.

  • Many studies have found that eating trans fats causes a rise in blood fats immediately following consumption, increasing the risk of heart problems, and that trans fatty acids also causes a drop in HLD—the good cholesterol that can help protect the heart and arteries.1

    The Fiber35 Diet

  • Heard on the Street Quotas Not the Key to Oil Prices Iran's OPEC governor, Muhammad Ali Khatibi, said a move to boost output was "difficult to understand" in light of high inventories and the recent drop in oil prices.

    Rift Over Output at OPEC

  • The modest rebound is a contrast to the overall decline of 1.7% in total loans at the nation's 7,574 banks and savings institutions, the fifth-steepest drop in 28 years.

    In Florida, Banking's Survivors Are Lending

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