- a lowering, as of prices or standards, especially to a previous level: Auto manufacturers requested a dropback in emissions standards.
Origin of dropback
noun use of verb phrase drop back
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Related Words for drop backfalter, pull, lag, chase, draggle, stream, tarry, dog, dawdle, procrastinate, traipse, trace, dangle, tow, delay, plod, tail, linger, draw, halt
Step back, retreat. For example, When it was time for a group picture, Mary dropped back.
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