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Synonyms for fall back
fall back

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Wiktionary

  1. fall backverb

    Synonyms:
    ebb away, ebb, recede, retreat

  2. fall backverb

    To retreat.

    Synonyms:
    retreat, ebb, ebb away, recede

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall backverb

    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 behindverb

    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 backverb

    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, recedeverb

    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, recurverb

    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 backverb

    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

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. Morten Harket:

    It's incredible how quickly you fall back into where you left off, one of the good things about being away is to digest things and maybe learn from things and see if there are better ways to get to where you want to be.

  2. Leon Trotsky:

    The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.

  3. John Brabender.Read:

    We are seeing that younger voters who were voting in some of these elections because of Donald Trump don't seem to be inspired by President Joe Biden, and I think John Brabender.Read will fall back to traditional levels.

  4. Bhanu Prakash Kolla:

    You usually end up trying to determine how much time you have left to sleep and worrying about whether you will fall back to sleep in a reasonable amount of time, this can in fact make the process of returning to sleep more difficult.

  5. William Bauer:

    It's nice to have money to fall back on for the inevitable rainy day.


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