drop back

drop back


Definition of DROP BACK

intransitive verb
:  retreat
:  to move straight back from the line of scrimmage <the quarterback drops back to pass>

Examples of DROP BACK

  1. <a change in the wind direction forced the firefighters to drop back>

First Known Use of DROP BACK



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