drop back

verb

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for drop back

Synonyms

back away, fall back, pull out, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

Antonyms

advance

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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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