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name-drop

(nām′drŏp′)
intr.v. name-dropped, name-drop·ping, name-drops
To mention casually the names of famous or important people to create the impression that one is familiar with them in an attempt to impress or influence others.

name′-drop′per n.
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name-drop

vb
to mention the name of (famous or fashionable people) in order to impress others
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name-drop


Past participle: name-dropped
Gerund: name-dropping

Imperative
name-drop
name-drop
Present
I name-drop
you name-drop
he/she/it name-drops
we name-drop
you name-drop
they name-drop
Preterite
I name-dropped
you name-dropped
he/she/it name-dropped
we name-dropped
you name-dropped
they name-dropped
Present Continuous
I am name-dropping
you are name-dropping
he/she/it is name-dropping
we are name-dropping
you are name-dropping
they are name-dropping
Present Perfect
I have name-dropped
you have name-dropped
he/she/it has name-dropped
we have name-dropped
you have name-dropped
they have name-dropped
Past Continuous
I was name-dropping
you were name-dropping
he/she/it was name-dropping
we were name-dropping
you were name-dropping
they were name-dropping
Past Perfect
I had name-dropped
you had name-dropped
he/she/it had name-dropped
we had name-dropped
you had name-dropped
they had name-dropped
Future
I will name-drop
you will name-drop
he/she/it will name-drop
we will name-drop
you will name-drop
they will name-drop
Future Perfect
I will have name-dropped
you will have name-dropped
he/she/it will have name-dropped
we will have name-dropped
you will have name-dropped
they will have name-dropped
Future Continuous
I will be name-dropping
you will be name-dropping
he/she/it will be name-dropping
we will be name-dropping
you will be name-dropping
they will be name-dropping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been name-dropping
you have been name-dropping
he/she/it has been name-dropping
we have been name-dropping
you have been name-dropping
they have been name-dropping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been name-dropping
you will have been name-dropping
he/she/it will have been name-dropping
we will have been name-dropping
you will have been name-dropping
they will have been name-dropping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been name-dropping
you had been name-dropping
he/she/it had been name-dropping
we had been name-dropping
you had been name-dropping
they had been name-dropping
Conditional
I would name-drop
you would name-drop
he/she/it would name-drop
we would name-drop
you would name-drop
they would name-drop
Past Conditional
I would have name-dropped
you would have name-dropped
he/she/it would have name-dropped
we would have name-dropped
you would have name-dropped
they would have name-dropped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Translations

name-drop

[ˈneɪmˌdrɒp] vi he's always name-droppingsi dà tante arie vantando amicizie importanti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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