drop in

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drop in (third-person singular simple present drops in, present participle dropping in, simple past and past participle dropped in)

  1. (idiomatic) To arrive casually and unannounced, with little or no warning; also, to visit without an appointment.
    I was in the garden covered with mud when my grandmother dropped in for a visit.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner.
  2. (surfing) To paddle into and take off on a wave another surfer is already riding.
    • 2003, Neal Miyake, “The Unwritten Rules of Surfing”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      Most beginners are blissfully unaware that dropping in on someone is a cardinal sin.


drop in (plural drop ins)

  1. Alternative spelling of drop-in.

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