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drop back

1. To move away from someone or something, especially to provide space and privacy. Hey guys, can you drop back a little so that I can talk to this girl alone? The bodyguard tried to get the photographers to drop back while the singer exited her vehicle.
2. In American football, to move back behind the line of scrimmage. The quarterback is known for dropping back very quickly before he throws.
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drop back

 
1. . to fall back to an original position. His arm raised up and then dropped back. The lid dropped back to its original position as soon as we let go of it.
2. to go slowly and lose one's position in a march or procession. He dropped back a bit and evened up the spacing in the line of marchers. He got tired and dropped back a little.
See also: back, drop

drop back

Step back, retreat. For example, When it was time for a group picture, Mary dropped back.
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drop back

v.
1. To take a position behind some group by moving more slowly: I dropped back behind the group of my friends and walked alone on the beach.
2. Football To back away from the line of scrimmage: The quarterback dropped back to throw a pass.
See also: back, drop
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DROP BACK IN TRIP: Cue Card and Joe Tizzard jump the water fence in the lead in the Betfred Goals Galore Novices Chase at Newbury on New Year's Eve
He just ran out of stamina towards the end, but he ran to his mark and he'll drop back to two-and-a-half miles.
The Andrew Balding-trained Indiana Blues is another who should come on for the drop back in trip at Newbury tomorrow.
This more conventional track will play to his strengths and the drop back to a mile shouldn't pose a problem.
All too often, a blocker will raise up, run four yards, and then try to drop back into leverage position.
Therefore, it appears likely that the price of oil will drop back to a price around $34 per barrel (bbl) within the next year or two
SIZING EUROPE will drop back in trip following his second behind Quito De La Roque in the JNwine.
I used to instruct Adrian Heath to line up in front of Graeme Sharp, but when the ball was played forward he would drop back behind him.
It would be catastrophic if we were to drop back into the Conference.
Most quarterbacks like to drop back and pass but not Carey.
On the kick [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 1 OMITTED] the upbacks will drop back to a point about 10 yards from where the ball is caught.
The facility, to be located next to the Rainforest Cafe on Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue, includes an attraction called, "Pile Driver" - where riders shoot up 220-feet in the air the drop back down in a thrilling, edge of your seat adventure.
Since that win at Kempton in April Beautiful Lando has raced over 1m in all but one of his starts and although he's acquitted himself well, most recently when going down narrowly in third at Deauville after being clear approaching the final furlong, this drop back in trip looks a race overdue.
He drops back in trip for the Newmarket race but Jones said: "With Saturn we don't consider the drop back to seven furlongs to be anything other than a good thing really.
If we came in here and ran a run-and-shoot offense, or an I-back team and were mostly going to drop back, then probably Jason would have been the guy,'' Cortez said.