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See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more#dropped. - -sche (discuss) 20:10, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: October 2011–March 2012[edit]

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Rfv-senses: both adjective senses. For example I think the cricket sense is always the verb 'drop' used in the passive voice. Like 'he was dropped', 'he had already been dropped'. You can say a 'dropped batsman' but the batsman can't be 'more dropped than' or 'very dropped'. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:06, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Well, one batsman could be dropped more often than another. (but yes, they are probably just uses of the past participle) SemperBlotto 16:13, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
    • Something like the 'most dropped batsman in history' is not different from 'the most attacked house in history'. Still feels like a verb form to me. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:20, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
      Do I understand correctly that not only a ball, but a batsman can be dropped? That is, a dropped ball leads to a dropped batsman? Can one say "He dropped X twice today", where X is a batsman? If so, there would seem to be a missing cricket sense of drop#verb. DCDuring TALK 17:57, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
    • Not quite - a batsman is said to be dropped when a fielder drops the ball. "X was dropped on 15 but went on to score a century." SemperBlotto 18:56, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
      • I think the verb drop does merit a cricket sense, as when the batsman is dropped, he's not literally suspended from a height and then dropped, the ball which he has hit is dropped. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:31, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
Resolved. Adjective section removed. - -sche (discuss) 07:06, 22 March 2012 (UTC)