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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
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


    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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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