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drop back

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  1. drop backverb

    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"

  2. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop backverb

    to lag or linger behind

    "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"


  1. drop backnoun

    The act by a player in the backfield of dropping back from the line of scrimmage after the hike of the ball.

  2. drop backverb

    Of a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.


  1. drop back

    Drop back generally refers to moving or stepping backwards, often in a strategic or planned manner. In sports like American football, a quarterback may "drop back" to distance himself from the offensive line to scan the field for a potential pass. In a broader context, it can refer to reducing one's involvement or returning to a previously less advanced position or state.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drop back in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drop back in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of drop back in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Smith:

    The yen strengthened simply because of panic, but there is plenty of data that tells us the world is not ending, once the markets recover their composure, the yen will drop back into broadly the same kind of 120-125 range that it's been sitting in for so long.


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