Synonyms of fall back


1. disengagement, fallback, pullout, retreat

usage: to break off a military action with an enemy


1. fall back, lean back, recline

usage: fall backwards and down

2. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, follow

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

3. fall back, withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back

usage: move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"

4. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede, regress, retrograde, retrogress

usage: retreat

5. fall back, resort, recur, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

usage: have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"

6. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back, revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back

usage: go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

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