Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drop_back

2 senses of drop back

Sense 1
drop back -- (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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back -- (to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging")
       => lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind -- (hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.)

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