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    fall back

    fall back - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fall back

    Definition
    (verb) fall backwards and down Definition
    (verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    Synonyms : dawdle , fall behind , lag
    Definition
    (verb) move back and away from
    Example Sentence
    • The enemy fell back
    Definition
    (verb) retreat
    Synonyms : drop off , fall behind , lose , recede
    Definition
    (verb) have recourse to
    Synonyms : recur , resort
    Example Sentence
    • The government resorted to rationing meat
    Definition
    (verb) go back to bad behavior
    Example Sentence
    • Those who recidivate are often minor criminals
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