Cop vs. Drop

Cop vs. Drop — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Cop and Drop

Copnoun

A police officer.

Dropnoun

A small amount of a liquid, drawn into a roughly spherical mass by surface tension.

Copnoun

One that regulates certain behaviors or actions

"Faced with the world recession of the early 1980s, ... the World Bank ... became a stern economic taskmaster and cop" (Richard J. Barnet).

Dropnoun

The quantity of liquid contained in such a mass, especially when measured out by a dropper.

Copnoun

A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle.

Dropnoun

drops Liquid medicine administered in drops.

Copnoun

Chiefly British A summit or crest, as of a hill.

Dropnoun

A small quantity of a liquid

There isn't a drop of milk left.

Copverb

To get hold of; gain or win

a show that copped four awards.copped a ticket to the game.

Dropnoun

(Informal) An alcoholic drink

a man known to have a drop now and then.

Copverb

To perceive by one of the senses

"copped a quick look at the gentleman ... on the right" (Gail Sheehy).

Dropnoun

A trace or hint

not a drop of pity.

Copverb

To take unlawfully or without permission; steal.

Dropnoun

Something, such as an earring, shaped or hanging like a drop.

Copnoun

(obsolete) A spider.

Dropnoun

A small globular piece of hard candy.

Copnoun

A police officer or prison guard.

Dropnoun

The act of falling; descent

the drop of the curtain.the sun's drop toward the horizon.

Copnoun

(crafts) The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine.

Dropnoun

A swift decline or decrease, as in quality, quantity, or intensity

a drop in sales.

Copnoun

(obsolete) The top, summit, especially of a hill.

Dropnoun

The vertical distance from a higher to a lower level

The cliff has a drop of 50 feet.

Copnoun

(obsolete) The crown (of the head); also the head itself.

The stature is bowed down in age, the cop is depressed.

Dropnoun

The distance through which something falls or drops.

Copnoun

A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.

Dropnoun

A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff

Stay clear of the drop.

Copnoun

A merlon.

Dropnoun

A descent or delivery of something by parachute

made a drop of supplies to the explorers.

Copverb

To obtain, to purchase (as in drugs), to get hold of, to take.

Dropnoun

Personnel and equipment landed by means of parachute.

Copverb

(transitive) To (be forced to) take; to receive; to shoulder; to bear, especially blame or punishment for a particular instance of wrongdoing.

When caught, he would often cop a vicious blow from his father

Dropnoun

Something, such as a trapdoor on a gallows, that is arranged to fall or be lowered.

Copverb

To see and record a railway locomotive for the first time.

Dropnoun

A drop curtain.

Copverb

(transitive) To steal.

Dropnoun

A slot through which something is deposited in a receptacle.

Copverb

(transitive) To adopt.

No need to cop an attitude with me, junior.

Dropnoun

A central place or establishment where something, such as mail, is brought and subsequently distributed.

Copverb

(transitive) To earn by bad behavior.

Dropnoun

A predetermined location for the deposit and subsequent removal of secret communications or illicit goods, such as drugs.

Copverb

to admit, especially to a crime.

I already copped to the murder. What else do you want from me?Harold copped to being known as "Dirty Harry".

Dropnoun

The act of depositing such communications or materials.

Copnoun

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Dropnoun

(Electronics) A connection made available for an input or output unit on a transmission line.

Copverb

take by theft;

Someone snitched my wallet!

Dropverb

To fall in drops

rain dropping from an umbrella.

Copverb

take into custody;

the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Dropverb

To fall from a higher to a lower place or position

The plate dropped onto the floor.

Dropverb

To become less, as in number, intensity, or volume

The temperature dropped below 0.

Dropverb

To move or descend from one height or level to another

He dropped into a crouch. The sun dropped below the horizon.

Dropverb

To fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death.

Dropverb

To pass or slip into a specified state or condition

dropped into a doze.drop out of sight.

Dropverb

(Sports) To fall or roll into a basket or hole. Used of a ball.

Dropverb

To let fall by releasing hold of

I dropped the towel onto the floor.

Dropverb

To let fall in drops

drop the medicine into the ear.

Dropverb

To cause to become less; reduce

drop the rate of production.

Dropverb

To cause to fall, as by hitting or shooting

dropped him with a left hook.

Dropverb

(Sports) To hurl or strike (a ball) into a basket or hole.

Dropverb

To give birth to. Used of animals.

Dropverb

To say or offer casually

drop a hint.drop a name.

Dropverb

To write at one's leisure

drop me a note.

Dropverb

To cease consideration or treatment of

dropped the matter altogether.

Dropverb

To terminate an association or a relationship with

an actor who was dropped by the talent agency.

Dropverb

To leave unfinished

drop everything and help.

Dropverb

To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.

Dropverb

To leave or set down at a particular place; unload

I dropped the book in your office.

Dropverb

(Informal) To spend, especially lavishly or rashly

"dropping $50,000 in an Atlantic City casino" (George F. Will).

Dropverb

To airdrop (supplies, for example).

Dropverb

To lower the level of (the voice).

Dropverb

To lose (a game or contest, for example).

Dropverb

(Slang) To take, as a drug, by mouth

drop acid.

Dropnoun

A small mass of liquid just large enough to hold its own weight via surface tension, usually one that falls from a source of liquid.

Put three drops of oil into the mixture.

Dropnoun

The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall.

On one side of the road was a 50-foot drop.

Dropnoun

A fall, descent; an act of dropping.

That was a long drop, but fortunately I didn't break any bones.

Dropnoun

A place where items or supplies may be left for others to collect, sometimes associated with criminal activity; a drop-off point.

I left the plans at the drop, like you asked.The Drop (film title)

Dropnoun

An instance of dropping supplies or making a delivery, sometimes associated with delivery of supplies by parachute.

The delivery driver has to make three more drops before lunch.

Dropnoun

A small amount of an alcoholic beverage

He usually enjoys a drop after dinner.

Dropnoun

alcoholic spirits in general.

It doesn't matter where you're from; anyone who enjoys the drop is a friend of mine.

Dropnoun

A single measure of whisky.

Dropnoun

A small, round, sweet piece of hard candy, e.g. a lemon drop; a lozenge.

Dropnoun

(American football) A dropped pass.

Yet another drop for the Tiger tight end.

Dropnoun

(American football) Short for drop-back or drop back.

The Tiger quarterback took a one-step drop, expecting his tight end to be open.

Dropnoun

(Rugby football) A drop-kick.

Dropnoun

In a woman, the difference between bust circumference and hip circumference; in a man, the difference between chest circumference and waist circumference.

Dropnoun

relegation from one division to a lower one

Dropnoun

Any item dropped by defeated enemies.

Dropnoun

(music) A point in a song, usually electronic-styled music such as dubstep, house, trance or trap, where there is a very noticeable and pleasing change in tempo, bass, and/or overall tone; also known as the highlight or climax.

Dropnoun

An unsolicited credit card issue.

Dropnoun

The vertical length of a hanging curtain.

Dropnoun

That which resembles or hangs like a liquid drop: a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, etc.

Dropnoun

(architecture) A gutta.

Dropnoun

A mechanism for lowering something, such as: a trapdoor; a machine for lowering heavy weights onto a ship's deck; a device for temporarily lowering a gas jet; a curtain which falls in front of a theatrical stage; etc.

Dropnoun

(slang) (With definite article) A gallows; a sentence of hanging.

Dropnoun

A drop press or drop hammer.

Dropnoun

(engineering) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.

Dropnoun

(nautical) The depth of a square sail; generally applied to the courses only.

Dropnoun

The cover mounted on a swivel over a keyhole, that rests over the keyhole when not in use to keep out debris, but is swiveled out of the way before inserting the key.

Dropverb

(intransitive) To fall in droplets (of a liquid).

Dropverb

(transitive) To drip (a liquid).

Dropverb

(intransitive) Generally, to fall (straight down).

A single shot was fired and the bird dropped from the sky.

Dropverb

To let fall; to allow to fall (either by releasing hold of, or losing one's grip on).

Don't drop that plate!The police ordered the men to drop their weapons.

Dropverb

To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.

Dropverb

(intransitive) To sink quickly to the ground.

Drop and give me thirty push-ups, private!If your clothes are on fire, stop, drop and roll.

Dropverb

(intransitive) To fall dead, or to fall in death.

Dropverb

(intransitive) To come to an end (by not being kept up); to stop.

Dropverb

(transitive) To mention casually or incidentally, usually in conversation.

The moderator would drop hints whenever the students struggled.She would sometimes drop off to sleep straight after dinner.

Dropverb

To part with or spend (money).

Dropverb

(transitive) To cease concerning oneself over; to have nothing more to do with (a subject, discussion etc.).

I'm tired of this subject. Will you just drop it?

Dropverb

(intransitive) To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc.

The stock dropped 1.5% yesterday.We can take our vacation when the price of fuel drops.Watch for the temperature to drop sharply, then you'll know the reaction is complete.

Dropverb

(transitive) To let (a letter etc.) fall into a postbox; to send (a letter or message).

Drop me a note when you get to the city.

Dropverb

(transitive) To make (someone or something) fall to the ground from a blow, gunshot etc.; to bring down, to shoot down.

Make any sudden movements and I will drop you!

Dropverb

To fail to write, or (especially) to pronounce (a syllable, letter etc.).

Cockneys drop their aitches.

Dropverb

To fail to make a catch from a batted ball that would have lead to the batsman being out.

Warne dropped Tendulkar on 99. Tendulkar went on to get a century next ball

Dropverb

To swallow (a drug), particularly LSD.

They had never dropped acid.

Dropverb

(transitive) To dispose (of); get rid of; to remove; to lose.

I dropped ten pounds and an obnoxious fiancée.

Dropverb

(transitive) To eject; to dismiss; to cease to include, as if on a list.

I've been dropped from the football team.

Dropverb

(Rugby football) To score [a goal] by means of a drop-kick.

Dropverb

To impart.

I drop knowledge wherever I go.Yo, I drop rhymes like nobody's business.

Dropverb

To release to the public.

They dropped "Hip-Hop Xmas" in time for the holidays.That hacker has been threatening to drop my docs [i.e. publish my personal information].

Dropverb

To play a portion of music in the manner of a disc jockey.

That guy can drop the bass like a monster.I love it when he drops his funky beats.

Dropverb

To enter public distribution.

"Hip-Hop Xmas" dropped in time for the holidays.

Dropverb

To tune (a guitar string, etc.) to a lower note.

Dropverb

(transitive) To cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course.

I had to drop calculus because it was taking up too much of my time and I couldn't go anymore.

Dropverb

To cook, especially by deep-frying or grilling.

Drop a basket of fries.

Dropverb

To lower; to move to a lower position.

Dropverb

To lower in timbre, often relating to puberty.

Billy's voice dropped suddenly when he turned 12.

Dropverb

To lower in pitch, tempo, key, or other quality.

The song, 180 beats per minute, drops to 150 BPM near the end.My synthesizer makes the notes sound funny when they drop below C2.

Dropverb

To visit informally; used with in or by.

drop by soon;drop in on her tomorrow

Dropverb

To give birth to.

to drop a lamb

Dropverb

To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.

Dropverb

To hang lower and begin producing sperm due to puberty.

Dropnoun

a small quantity (especially of a liquid);

one drop of each sample was analyzedany child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negrothere is not a drop of pity in that man

Dropnoun

a shape that is small and round;

he studied the shapes of low-viscosity dropsbeads of sweat on his forehead

Dropnoun

a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;

a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones indexthere was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary arterya dip in priceswhen that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

Dropnoun

a steep high face of rock;

he stood on a high cliff overlooking the towna steep drop

Dropnoun

a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)

Dropnoun

a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;

it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

Dropnoun

a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

Dropnoun

a central depository where things can be left or picked up

Dropnoun

the act of dropping something;

they expected the drop would be successful

Dropverb

let fall to the ground;

Don't drop the dishes

Dropverb

to fall vertically;

the bombs are dropping on enemy targets

Dropverb

go down in value;

Stock prices dropped

Dropverb

fall or drop to a lower place or level;

He sank to his knees

Dropverb

terminate an association with;

drop him from the Republican ticket

Dropverb

utter casually;

drop a hint

Dropverb

stop pursuing or acting;

drop a lawsuitknock it off!

Dropverb

leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;

Dropverb

cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow;

strike down a treeLightning struck down the hikers

Dropverb

lose (a game);

The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13

Dropverb

pay out;

spend money

Dropverb

lower the pitch of (musical notes)

Dropverb

hang freely;

the ornaments dangled from the treeThe light dropped from the ceiling

Dropverb

stop associating with;

They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock

Dropverb

let or cause to fall in drops;

dribble oil into the mixture

Dropverb

get rid of;

he shed his image as a pushy bossshed your clothes

Dropverb

leave undone or leave out;

How could I miss that typo?The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Dropverb

change from one level to another;

She dropped into army jargon

Dropverb

grow worse;

Her condition deterioratedConditions in the slums degeneratedThe discussion devolved into a shouting match

Dropverb

give birth; used for animals;

The cow dropped her calf this morning