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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrop back
he/she/itdrops back
present participledropping back
past tensedropped back
past participledropped back
  1. 1
    same as drop1
    drop back to:

    Economic growth will drop back to 3% this year.

  2. 2

    drop back

    or

    drop behind

    to move into a lower position in a race or competition

    He dropped back and finished in sixth place.

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