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drop back

1. To move behind someone or something. Hey guys, can you drop back a little so that I can talk to this girl alone?
2. In American football, to move back behind the line of scrimmage. The quarterback is going to drop back on this play and then throw to you, OK?
See also: back, drop

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.
See also: back, drop

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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A versatile performer who should appreciate this drop back in distance (both wins this season at this trip) following a good run over a mile and a half in a premier handicap at Naas on Sunday.
Every time you drop back to throw the football or you drop back to do something, you've got to be willing to try to make some plays,'' Aikman said.
Shade disappointing when only second on latest start, but this drop back in trip and faster ground are expected to suit.
As a quarterback, I don't drop back saying I have to find Charlie, but he's doing a wonderful job of getting open,'' Salisbury said.
The drop back to six furlongs should enable her to get a decent early position from stall 5.
I think when you go in that period from 50 to 58,'' says the 58-year-old Laver, ``you do drop back a step.
A drop back to a mile has been the making of Rule Maker and he should prove difficult to beat in Ayr's Campbeltown Bar Stewart Scott Memorial Handicap.
That is unlikely to prove enough to stop this progressive youngster, while the slight drop back in trip won't be a problem given that Hamilton is a much stiffer track than Musselburgh.
This set up a tense finale as both sides came close to scoring, Colts being held up over the line before sustained pressure saw Emmanuelli drop back to slot his field goal over from 20 metres out.
USC coach Pete Carroll increasingly likes the idea of Cushing playing end, especially because with his quickness he can drop back into pass coverage, something ends do in Carroll's system.
It allows the system to preheat the cold mold with water a little hotter than setpoint and then quickly and precisely drop back down to the operating temperature when the mold warms up.
There are three types of protection: aggressive, drop back, and play action.
Because many students who ultimately fail to graduate on time drop back in the system (i.
should drop back somewhat, current legislation is providing somewhat of a buffer between cotton producers and the low U.
Monarch's Pursuit had been a winner over this course and distance before he went to Southwell on December 29 and the drop back in trip and in lesser company seemed to have worked a treat.