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Definition: To drop astern
, adv. [Pref. a- + stern.] (Naut.)
1. In or at the hinder part of a ship; toward the hinder
part, or stern; backward; as, to go astern.
2. Behind a ship; in the rear. “A gale of wind right
--De Foe. “Left this strait astern.”
To bake astern
, to go stern foremost.
To be astern of the reckoning
, to be behind the position
given by the reckoning.
To drop astern
, to fall or be left behind.
To go astern
, to go backward, as from the action of
currents or winds.
, v. i.
1. To fall in drops.
The kindly dew drops from the higher tree,
And wets the little plants that lowly dwell.
2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe
fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
Mutilations of which the meaning has dropped out of
memory. --H. Spencer.
When the sound of dropping nuts is heard. --Bryant.
3. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
The heavens . . . dropped at the presence of God.
4. To fall dead, or to fall in death; as, dropping like
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.
5. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the
affair dropped. --Pope.
6. To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old
friend dropped in a moment. --Steele.
Takes care to drop in when he thinks you are just
7. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the
spear dropped a little.
8. To fall short of a mark. [R.]
Often it drops or overshoots by the disproportion of
9. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her
main topsail drops seventeen yards.
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.]