verb (used with object), back·dropped or back·dropt, back·drop·ping.
Examples from the Web for backdrop
Against this backdrop, Paul breaking bread with Sharpton may be too much for Republican primary voters to watch or stomach.
At times, it reads as if he is describing the backdrop of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.
What prompted you to pick the fall of the Berlin Wall as the backdrop for your thriller?How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall|William O’Connor|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of this is playing out against a backdrop of ferocious political rivalries and discord in the capital of Sanaa.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck|Shuaib Almosawa|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harris will shoot short video clips of each pledge using a “Luvvy” canvas as a backdrop.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A low line of hills loomed beyond, painted of silver gray against the backdrop of starry sky and the pallor of moon mists.The Tyranny of Weakness|Charles Neville Buck
She was raised for the most-part in Maine, which forms a backdrop to much of her fiction.The Village Watch-Tower|(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
Eyes the size of Navy dirigibles, with pupils of deep cerulean blue, floating against the backdrop of the gray cumulus.Get Out of Our Skies!|E. K. Jarvis
He recognized a backdrop he had seen thousands of times behind the announcer who introduced the news-casts.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
The green-sloped, snow-capped Bernardinoes form a backdrop for the desert underneath.Test Pilot|David Goodger (email@example.com)