Synonyms for fall back

Synonyms for (verb) fall back

Synonyms: recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress, fall back, lapse

Definition: go back to bad behavior

Usage: Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

Similar words: retrovert, return, revert, regress, turn back

Definition: go back to a previous state

Usage: We reverted to the old rules


Synonyms: drop off, recede, lose, fall back, fall behind

Definition: retreat

Similar words: regress, retrograde, retrogress

Definition: get worse or fall back to a previous condition


Synonyms: fall back

Definition: move back and away from

Usage: The enemy fell back

Similar words: retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

Definition: pull back or move away or backward

Usage: The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb


Synonyms: dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag

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

Similar words: follow

Definition: to travel behind, go after, come after

Usage: The ducklings followed their mother around the pond; Please follow the guide through the museum


Synonyms: fall back

Definition: fall backwards and down

Similar words: lean back, recline

Definition: move the upper body backwards and down


Synonyms: fall back, resort, recur

Definition: have recourse to

Usage: The government resorted to rationing meat

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply

Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

Usage: 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