drop back

verb
dropped back; dropping back; drops back

Definition of drop back

intransitive verb

1 : retreat
2 : to move straight back from the line of scrimmage the quarterback drops back to pass

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Examples of drop back in a Sentence

a change in the wind direction forced the firefighters to drop back

First Known Use of drop back

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of drop back was in 1927

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“Drop back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20back. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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