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  • 1 fall\ back\ on — • fall back on • fall back upon v 1. To retreat to. The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort. 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had… …

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  • 2 fall back — {v.} To move back; go back. Usually used with a group as subject. * /The army fell back before their stubborn enemies./ * /The crowd around the hurt boy fell back when someone shouted Give him air! / Compare: DROP BACK, GIVE WAY …

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  • 3 fall back — {v.} To move back; go back. Usually used with a group as subject. * /The army fell back before their stubborn enemies./ * /The crowd around the hurt boy fell back when someone shouted Give him air! / Compare: DROP BACK, GIVE WAY …

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  • 4 fall back on — (something) to depend on something after a loss or failure. The family has no savings to fall back on. I fell back on skills I had learned years ago when I had to earn a living for myself …

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  • 5 fall back — [v] retreat back, draw back, give back, recede, recoil, retire, retrocede, retrograde, surrender, withdraw, yield; concept 195 Ant. forge, forward, progress …

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  • 6 fall back — ► fall back retreat. Main Entry: ↑fall …

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  • 7 fall back on — ► fall back on have recourse to when in difficulty. Main Entry: ↑fall …

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  • 8 fall-back — fallˈ back adjective Used as a retreat, or second alternative (also noun) • • • Main Entry: ↑fall …

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  • 9 fall back (up)on — To have recourse to as an expedient or resource in reserve ● fall …

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  • 10 fall back — index regress, relapse, retire (retreat), retreat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 fall back on — index exploit (make use of) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 fall back on — RESORT TO, turn to, look to, call on, have recourse to; rely on, depend on, lean on. → fall * * * phrasal or fall back upon 1. : to retreat to (a stronger position) 2. : to have recourse to …

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  • 13 fall back — v. 1) (D; intr.) to fall back into (to fall back into an easy chair) 2) (D; intr.) to fall back on, to (the troops fell back to their defensive positions) * * * [ fɔːl bæk] to (the troops fell back to their defensive positions) (D; intr.) to fall …

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  • 14 fall back on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fall back on : present tense I/you/we/they fall back on he/she/it falls back on present participle falling back on past tense fell back on past participle fallen back on fall back on something to use or do… …

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  • 15 fall back — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms fall back : present tense I/you/we/they fall back he/she/it falls back present participle falling back past tense fell back past participle fallen back 1) to move so that you are behind someone or something… …

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  • 16 fall back on — or[fall back upon] v. 1. To retreat to. * /The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort./ 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. * /When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had money in …

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  • 17 fall back on — or[fall back upon] v. 1. To retreat to. * /The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort./ 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. * /When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had money in …

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  • 18 fall back — UK US fall back Phrasal Verb with fall({{}}/fɔːl/ verb (fell, fallen) ► to become lower in value or amount, especially after getting higher: »Stocks rallied in the first hour of trading only to fall back sharply by noon …

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  • 19 fall back on — PHRASAL VERB If you fall back on something, you do it or use it after other things have failed. [V P P n] Unable to defeat him by logical discussion, she fell back on her old habit of criticizing his speech... [V P P n] When necessary, instinct… …

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  • 20 fall back — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you fall back, you move backwards a short distance away from someone or something. [V P] He fell back in embarrassment when he saw that Ross had no hair at all... [V P from n] The congregation fell back from them slightly as… …

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