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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, fall back, 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, fall back, 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, fall back, 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, fall back, 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, fall back, 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 back, 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


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