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- (American football) Of a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.
- The Tiger quarterback is dropping back to pass.
- (American football) The act by a player in the backfield of dropping back from the line of scrimmage after the hike of the ball.
- With his ankle injury his drop back is not pretty.