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Difference between Drop down and Fall down

drop down

1. come down suddenly:

  • I heard a noise from the well and saw that the cat had dropped down.

2. bend downwards; sink down:

  • When they saw the pursuers they dropped down to take cover.

3. (coll.) pay an unexpected visit:

  • Let’s drop down to his summer home and see if he’s there.

fall down

1. = drop down 1:

  • The hunter fired and the deer fell down dead.

2. (of a building, etc.) collapse:

  • The steel scaffolding fell down and narrowly missed a couple of bystanders.

3. (of a project, etc.) be unsuccessful; fail:

  • His plan fell down when it proved too costly.