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  • verb American football 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.
  • noun American football The act by a player in the backfield of dropping back from the line of scrimmage after the hike of the ball.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football
  • verb to lag or linger behind

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