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- v. 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.
- n. The act by a player in the backfield of dropping back from the line of scrimmage after the hike of the ball.
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- v. take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football
- v. to lag or linger behind
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