drop back

verb

Definition of drop back

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

Examples of drop back in a Sentence

  1. 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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