fall back

Verb1.fall back - fall backwards and down
2.fall back - hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Synonyms: lag, fall behind, dawdle
3.fall back - move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
Synonyms: recede, retire
4.fall back - retreat
gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, gain, advance - obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
5.fall back - have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"
Synonyms: resort, recur
6.fall back - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
fall back - A feature of a modem protocol where two modems which experience data corruption, e.g. due to line noise, can renegotiate to use a lower speed connection. See also fall forward.
apply, employ, recur, resort, use, utilise, utilize
Translate fall back to German, Translate fall back to French
Falkland Islands
fall all over
Fall and tackle
fall apart
fall armyworm
fall asleep
fall away
-- fall back --
fall behind
fall board
fall by the wayside
fall cankerworm
fall dandelion
fall down
fall equinox
fall flat
fall for
fall forward
fall from grace
fall guy
Fall herring
fall in
fall in line
fall in love
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