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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. Matthew Pointon:

    It's not going to make a huge difference, because even if rates fall back that's just reflecting that the economy is slowing down.

  2. William LeoGrande:

    There’s a danger ... the Biden administration will fall back into the old habit of a piecemeal, quid pro quo approach in which the United States takes only limited steps and demands Cuban concessions on its internal politics, that’s a formula for paralysis.

  3. Nick Hague:

    As it rips us away from the rocket, once those thrusters are done. We're like if you throw a baseball up in the air, it's going to follow this ballistic trajectory, that weightlessness was when we were peaking out and getting ready to fall back down to the Earth.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    If you have loved someone and then fell out of love with them, it is possible to fall back in love with them; but only if they were not the reason you fell out of love with them.

  5. Wayne Kaufman:

    Everyone is surprised, and I'm definitely pleased, but the question is, how can inflation be so low when GDP is so high? Either this is just a one-off and GDP will fall back dramatically, or we'll see a pickup in inflation, which could put more pressure on the Fed.


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