fall back

Definitions of fall back
  1. verb
    fall backwards and down
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    lean back, recline
    move the upper body backwards and down
  2. verb
    move back and away from
    “The enemy fell back
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    ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out
    flow back or recede
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    draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
    pull back or move away or backward
  3. verb
    synonyms: drop off, fall behind, lose, recede
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    advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win
    obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
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    regress, retrograde, retrogress
    get worse or fall back to a previous condition
  4. verb
    go back to bad behavior
    synonyms: lapse, recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress
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    regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back
    go back to a previous state
  5. verb
    hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    synonyms: dawdle, fall behind, lag
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    drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail
    to lag or linger behind
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    to travel behind, go after, come after
  6. verb
    have recourse to
    synonyms: recur, resort
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    type of:
    apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
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