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Definition of "drop-off" []

  • A steep or abrupt downward slope. (noun)
  • A noticeable decrease: a drop-off in attendance. (noun)
  • A designated place where people or things can be left: "distributed 12,000 newspapers to eighty different drop-offs” ( Edward Klein). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drop-off" in a sentence
  • "Chapter 4 details a general drop-off in religiosity, but it is concentrated among whites."
  • "Whether a hypothetical abortion is for health or social/economic reasons, we see a similar drop-off in support, especially among the post-boomers."
  • "In fact, there was a modest drop-off in the frequency of social or political sermons from 30 percent monthly to 22 percent."