Synonyms for drop back

Synonyms for (verb) drop back

Synonyms: drop back

Definition: take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football

Usage: The defender dropped back behind his teammate

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: drag, drop back, drop behind, trail, get behind, hang back

Definition: to lag or linger behind

Usage: But in so many other areas we still are dragging

Similar words: dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag

Definition: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

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