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FALL BACK





Definition:

  1. [verb] fall backwards and down

  2. [verb] hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    Synonyms: lag, dawdle, fall behind

  3. [verb] move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
    Synonyms: recede, retire

  4. [verb] retreat
    Synonyms: lose, drop off, fall behind, recede

  5. [verb] have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"
    Synonyms: resort, recur

  6. [verb] go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
    Synonyms: relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress

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