[ US /ˈdɹɑˌpɔf/ ]
NOUN
  1. a change downward
    there was a sharp drop-off in sales
    there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
  2. a steep high face of rock
    he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town
    a steep drop
  3. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    a gradual slack in output
    a falloff in quality
    the team went into a slump
    a drop-off in attendance
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How To Use drop-off In A Sentence

  • A loud squawk startled her, and she looked up to find the gull hanging over the drop-off and glaring at her in what looked like exasperation.
  • What has caused the press' sudden and precipitous drop-off in confidence in the American public?
  • This morning, however, conditions were favourable, and as we neared the drop-off point we noticed another liveaboard coming from the opposite direction, disgorging divers some 100m away.
  • Fikhman says they got the idea to open an eBay drop-off store from an article they read in Entrepreneur magazine. "It was interesting and sounded revolutionary," he says.
  • The road twists vertiginously around sharp drop-offs, and nighttime is when poisonous fer-de-lance snakes slither across the road.
  • This year the company completed a restructuring aimed at adapting to changing consumer tastes, meeting demand to buy online and pick up from drop-off points. Times, Sunday Times
  • The edge of the drop-off is punctuated by large formations of madrepores with contorted outlines.
  • At 16, he was selling artwork in a gallery. And by 19, he was the owner of an iSoldIt eBay drop-off store franchise in Agoura Hills, California.
  • Drop-off is to our left, but the road is wide by trail standards, and I place my front right tire on the good side of a bed-rock rib protruding from the roadbed.
  • Other data published yesterday showed a sharp drop-off in manufacturing activity last month and a slowdown in jobs growth. Times, Sunday Times
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