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English verb: drop back

1. drop back (motion) take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football

SamplesThe defender dropped back behind his teammate.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

2. drop back (motion) to lag or linger behind

SamplesBut in so many other areas we still are dragging.

Synonymsdrag, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag

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