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[drop-bak] /ˈdrɒpˌbæk/
a lowering, as of prices or standards, especially to a previous level:
Auto manufacturers requested a dropback in emissions standards.
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noun use of verb phrase drop back Unabridged
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drop back

Step back, retreat. For example, When it was time for a group picture, Mary dropped back.
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