fall back

verb

Definition of fall back

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  retreat, recede

fall back on

or

fall back upon

  1. :  to have recourse to had to fall back on their reserves

Examples of fall back in a Sentence

  1. resistance from native forces was greater than expected, and the invading army was forced to fall back

First Known Use of fall back

1607



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