[ drop-bak ]
/ ˈdrɒpˌbæk /


a lowering, as of prices or standards, especially to a previous level: Auto manufacturers requested a dropback in emissions standards.

Nearby words

  1. drop-in,
  2. drop-in centre,
  3. drop-kick,
  4. drop-off,
  5. drop-ship,
  6. droperidol,
  7. drophead coupé,
  8. droplet,
  9. droplet infection,
  10. droplight

Origin of dropback

noun use of verb phrase drop back

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Idioms and Phrases with drop back

drop back

Step back, retreat. For example, When it was time for a group picture, Mary dropped back.

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