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fall back

 
Noun fall back has 1 sense
  1. disengagement, fallback, pullout - to break off a military action with an enemy
    --1 is a kind of retreat
    Derived form: verb fall back3
Verb fall back has 6 senses
  1. fall back - fall backwards and down
    --1 is one way to
    lean back, recline
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind - hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    --2 is one way to follow
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. recede, fall back, retire - move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
    --3 is one way to withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back
    Derived form: noun fallback1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede - retreat
    --4 is one way to regress, retrograde, retrogress
    Antonyms: gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. fall back, resort, recur - have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"
    --5 is one way to use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
    --6 is one way to revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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