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Definition of name-drop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

name-drop

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈneɪm drɒp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪm drɑːp//
 
[intransitive] (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they name-drop
BrE BrE//ˈneɪm drɒp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪm drɑːp//
 
he / she / it name-drops
BrE BrE//ˈneɪm drɒps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪm drɑːps//
 
past simple name-dropped
BrE BrE//ˈneɪm drɒpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪm drɑːpt//
 
past participle name-dropped
BrE BrE//ˈneɪm drɒpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪm drɑːpt//
 
-ing form name-dropping
BrE BrE//ˈneɪm drɒpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪm drɑːpɪŋ//
 
 
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to mention the names of famous people you know or have met in order to impress other people see also drop names