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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
“He can drop back down to Austin and tap one of the truly irredeemable die-hards on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.”
To avoid proceeding through reluctance
Depart to another place in search of quiet or privacy
Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
To linger behind or wander from a main line or part
To go after or on the track of
To hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
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