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Phrasal Verbs

drop off (3)

This page is about the phrasal verb drop off (3)

Meaning

to become fewer in number or less in amount or intensity

Synonym

decline, decrease, fall off

For example

  • drop off Elephant populations have dropped off rapidly because more poachers are killing them for their tusks.

  • drop off Investment in the housing market has dropped off quite a bit recently.

Quick Quiz

Sales in department stores usually drop off whenever the economy

a. is weak

b. is strong

c. gets better

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