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 for To drop off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drop \Drop\, v. i.
     1. To fall in drops.
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              The kindly dew drops from the higher tree,
              And wets the little plants that lowly dwell.
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     2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe
        fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
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              Mutilations of which the meaning has dropped out of
              memory.                               --H. Spencer.
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              When the sound of dropping nuts is heard. --Bryant.
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     3. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
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              The heavens . . . dropped at the presence of God.
                                                    --Ps. lxviii.
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     4. To fall dead, or to fall in death; as, dropping like
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              Nothing, says Seneca, so soon reconciles us to the
              thoughts of our own death, as the prospect of one
              friend after another dropping round us. --Digby.
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     5. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the
        affair dropped. --Pope.
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     6. To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old
        friend dropped in a moment. --Steele.
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              Takes care to drop in when he thinks you are just
              seated.                               --Spectator.
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     7. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the
        spear dropped a little.
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     8. To fall short of a mark. [R.]
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              Often it drops or overshoots by the disproportion of
              distance.                             --Collier.
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     9. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her
        main topsail drops seventeen yards.
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     To drop astern (Naut.), to go astern of another vessel; to
        be left behind; to slacken the speed of a vessel so as to
        fall behind and to let another pass a head.
     To drop down (Naut.), to sail, row, or move down a river,
        or toward the sea.
     To drop off, to fall asleep gently; also, to die. [Colloq.]
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