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Synonyms for fall back

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall back(verb)

    fall backwards and down

    Synonyms:
    lose, resort, recede, retrogress, fall behind, drop off, recidivate, regress, dawdle, lag, lapse, relapse, recur

    Antonyms:
    pull ahead, advance, get ahead, make headway, gain, win, gain ground

  2. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)

    hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

    Synonyms:
    lag, immure, recur, incarcerate, relapse, retrogress, dally, linger, lapse, remand, regress, imprison, jug, dawdle, fall behind, put behind bars, lose, gaol, jail, resort, recede, drop off, put away, recidivate

    Antonyms:
    make headway, advance, pull ahead, get ahead, win, gain ground, gain

  3. fall back(verb)

    move back and away from

    "The enemy fell back"

    Synonyms:
    lose, resort, recede, retrogress, fall behind, drop off, recidivate, regress, dawdle, lag, lapse, relapse, recur

    Antonyms:
    advance, gain, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, gain ground, win

  4. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede(verb)

    retreat

    Synonyms:
    unload, fall asleep, misplace, lose, draw back, mislay, drop off, retire, withdraw, retreat, turn a loss, lapse, fall away, drift off, dope off, relapse, recidivate, dawdle, pull away, drop away, recur, fall behind, resort, set down, recede, put down, doze off, move back, nod off, regress, drop, suffer, discharge, miss, drowse off, retrogress, lag, pull back, slip, flake out

    Antonyms:
    gain ground, win, make headway, get ahead, gain, advance, pull ahead

  5. fall back, resort, recur(verb)

    have recourse to

    "The government resorted to rationing meat"

    Synonyms:
    lag, repeat, lapse, recidivate, retrogress, fall behind, regress, go back, drop off, lose, dawdle, resort, recur, recede, relapse, repair

    Antonyms:
    gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, advance, win, gain

  6. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

    Synonyms:
    go along, lapse, slip away, recidivate, backslide, retrogress, lag, retrovert, regress, elapse, dawdle, revert, fall behind, sink, lose, glide by, retrograde, resort, pass, return, slide by, recede, drop off, relapse, slip by, go by, get worse, recur, turn back

    Antonyms:
    advance, win, gain ground, get ahead, pull ahead, make headway, gain

Wiktionary

  1. fall back(verb)

    Synonyms:
    ebb away, ebb, recede, retreat

  2. fall back(verb)

    To retreat.

    Synonyms:
    retreat, ebb, ebb away, recede

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fall back

    Synonyms:
    recede, retreat, give way

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fall back

    Synonyms:
    recede, retreat, retire, withdraw

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How to use fall back in a sentence?

  1. Giri Cherukuri:

    There was a bit more optimism this morning and then just a general fall-back as the day went on.

  2. Buddhist:

    If you injure a harmless person, the evil will fall back upon you, like light dust thrown up against the wind.

  3. Andrew Bardot:

    The limitations of the 'fall-back' cover - together with other continuing restrictions, for example those relating to the U.S. dollar and use of the U.S. financial system - however have discouraged a number of shipowners, and in particular the large shipping groups, from resuming trade with Iran in which they were previously engaged.

  4. William Temple:

    Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.

  5. Kay Cola:

    Should anything happen to my business in the future, I will have a lot of wealth in the handbags to fall back on.

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