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drop back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrop back (also drop behind) phrasal verbto move more slowly than other people so that they get ahead of you He started out with the leaders but at the first fence he dropped back. Ellen dropped behind to tie her shoelace. drop→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
drop backSpeed had dropped back and Wallace moved upwards in the second half.She half-ran, half-walked, taking a wide curve around the villa and dropping back down towards it on the western side.Then they dropped back out of sight.I drop back soundlessly, my lips slackened.
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drop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrop
he, she, itdrops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydropped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dropped
he, she, ithas dropped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dropped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dropped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dropping
he, she, itis dropping
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you, we, theyare dropping
Past
I, he, she, itwas dropping
you, we, theywere dropping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dropping
he, she, ithas been dropping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dropping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dropping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dropping
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