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Definition 1: go back to bad behavior - [verb of body]

Samples where fall back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

Synonyms for fall back in the sense of this definition

(fall back is a kind of ...) go back to a previous state

"We reverted to the old rules"

Definition 2: retreat - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for fall back in the sense of this definition

(fall back is a kind of ...) get worse or fall back to a previous condition

Definition 3: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for fall back in the sense of this definition

(fall back is a kind of ...) to travel behind, go after, come after

"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"

(... is a kind of fall back ) to lag or linger behind

"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

Definition 4: fall backwards and down - [verb of motion]

(fall back is a kind of ...) move the upper body backwards and down

Definition 5: move back and away from - [verb of motion]

Samples where fall back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enemy fell back

(fall back is a kind of ...) pull back or move away or backward

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

(... is a kind of fall back ) flow back or recede

"the tides ebbed at noon"

Samples where fall back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government resorted to rationing meat

Synonyms for fall back in the sense of this definition

(fall back is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

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