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