Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fall_back

1 sense of fallback

Sense 1
disengagement, fallback, pullout -- (to break off a military action with an enemy)
       => retreat -- ((military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops")

Antonyms of verb fall_back

1 of 6 senses of fall back

Sense 4
fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede -- (retreat)
       Antonym of gain (Sense 5)
      => gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground -- (obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fall_back

6 senses of fall back

Sense 1
fall back -- (fall backwards and down)
       => lean back, recline -- (move the upper body backwards and down)

Sense 2
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind -- (hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.)
       => follow -- (to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum")

Sense 3
fall back -- (move back and away from; "The enemy fell back")
       => withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back -- (pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")

Sense 4
fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede -- (retreat)
       => regress, retrograde, retrogress -- (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)

Sense 5
fall back, resort, recur -- (have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "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")

Sense 6
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back -- (go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals")
       => revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

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