drop-in


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drop-in

(drŏp′ĭn′)
n.
1. One who casually drops in, as to visit or obtain an appointment.
2. An informal social event.
adj.
Provided for short-term use: a drop-in center for runaways.

drop′-in`



n.
1. Also, dropper-in. a person or thing that pays an unexpected or uninvited visit.
2. a social gathering to which guests pay a brief, informal visit.
adj.
3. provided for short-term patronage: a drop-in shelter for the homeless.
4. requiring only insertion to be ready for use: a drop-in film cartridge.
[1810–20]
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Anyone aged over 50, who is a library member and who would like to learn to use the internet and e-mail, can attend weekly drop-in sessions at a cost of pounds 1 an hour.
"Dudley EHC" returns a list of places for free emergency hormonal contraception such as pharmacies, local clinics and drop-in centres, and "Dudley Pregnant" for the DRYC telephone number, which will provide help and advice for women and their partners who think they may be pregnant.
FREE legal advice is being offered to Yarm residents at a series of drop-in sessions being run by a regional firm of solicitors.
Officials behind the proposals began public drop-in sessions last week to scope out residents' opinions.
DROP-IN sessions are being held to give people the chance to discuss plans to co-locate two schools in Redcar and Cleveland.