6. trapdoor, gallows, gibbet, swing, scaffold, platform.
-v. 7. fall in drops, drip, trickle, dribble; distill, sprinkle; leak, ooze, seep, filter, percolate.
8. sink, fall, descend, precipitate; dive, plunge, plummet, swoop; plop, fall plump.
9. fall down, faint, swoon, be stricken, collapse; die, fall dead, drop dead.
10. abandon, forsake, desert, leave behind, throw over, jilt, run out on, Inf. leave flat; discard, cast off, jettison, throw away, get rid of, toss out, Inf ditch, Inf. chuck.
11. discontinue, give up, retire from, withdraw from, stop, end, cease, Inf. quit cold; throw up, lose hope of, despair of; forbear, desist from; forgo, do or go without, dispense with, waive, lay aside.
12. repudiate, reject, disown, renounce; renege, forswear, disavow, disclaim, recant; bail out of, pull out of, bow out of, Inf back out of.
13. squat, crouch, lie low; cringe, cower.
14. sink, fall lower, drop off, fall off, decline; diminish, lessen, subside, slacken, dwindle, taper off; decrease, depreciate.
15. reduce, curtail, cut, slash; bring down, lower, depress; demote, degrade.
16. discharge, unload, set down, leave off, let off; let go of, release, ungrip; shed, slough off, cast off, doff, discard.
17. omit, leave out, eliminate, deselect; (usu. in reference to speech or writing) elide, slur, blend, contract.
18. fell, floor, bring down; shoot, kill, murder, (of game) bag. See - kill.
19. dismiss, discharge, oust, Sl. bounce; fire, let go, Sl. sack, Inf. give [s.o.] his walking papers.
20. (all of animals) give birth to, bear, bring forth, litter, spawn; foal, lamb, calve, whelp, pup, kitten.
21. drop off a. fall asleep, doze, doze off, drowse, Inf. snooze, nap, nod.
b. decline, decrease. See def 14 above.
drought, n. 1. aridity, aridness, parchedness, extreme dryness, thirstiness, waterlessness, droughtiness; dehydration, evaporation, desiccation; torridity, torridness.
2. dearth, scarcity, scarceness, lack, want; deficiency, shortness, shortage, insufficiency, stint; scantiness, paucity, exiguity, meagerness, rareness; sparseness, barrenness, emptiness, vacuity; depletion, exhaustion,
drove, n. 1. herd, pack, flock, gaggle; bevy, covey, flight; brood, hatch, litter; school, swarm, shoal.
2. band, company, group, body, assemblage, assembly, aggregation; multitude, gathering, crowd, swarm, horde, host, throng, rabble, mob, crush,
drown, v. 1. go down, go under, sink, descend to Davy Jones' locker, perish at sea, descend to a watery grave.
2. submerge, submerse, immerse, engulf; flood, inundate, deluge, drench, swamp.
3. overpower, overwhelm, overcome; deaden, stifle, muffle, silence, mute; swallow up, engulf; extinguish, obliterate, wipe out; suppress, quash, quench.
drowse, v. 1. be in a trance or daze, walk around half asleep; drag oneself around, be sluggish or listless; languish, droop, flag.
drowse away doze, nap, catnap, nod off, drop off, take a siesta, Inf. snooze, Inf. catch forty winks; sleep, slumber, count sheep, visit the sandman, go to the land of Nod, Sl. log Z's, Sl. catch some Z's, Sl. catch a little shut-eye, Brit. Si. doss; rest, repose, recline, relax, lie back,
drowsy, adj. 1. groggy, sleepy, half asleep, somnolent, slumberous, slumbery; dozy, nodding, dozing,