What does fall back mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall back(verb)

    fall backwards and down

  2. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)

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

  3. fall back(verb)

    move back and away from

    "The enemy fell back"

  4. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede(verb)


  5. fall back, resort, recur(verb)

    have recourse to

    "The government resorted to rationing meat"

  6. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"


  1. fall back(Verb)

    To retreat.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall back in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall back in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nedra Carroll:

    If you have a fallback plan, you will fall back.

  2. Susan Clayton:

    If you have even fewer resources to fall back on.

  3. William Bauer:

    It's nice to have money to fall back on for the inevitable rainy day.

  4. Giri Cherukuri:

    There was a bit more optimism this morning and then just a general fall-back as the day went on.

  5. Bojan Peric:

    During all those bad times that happened in the past an industry that did not fall back was the film industry.

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