drop back

Definitions of drop back

v to lag or linger behind

drag, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail
Type of:
dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

v take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football

“The defender dropped back behind his teammate”
Type of:
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

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