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Fall back

  • 1 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 …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 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 …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 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 …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 fall back on — or fall back upon phrasal to have recourse to < had to fall back on their reserves > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 fall back — intransitive verb Date: 1607 retreat, recede …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 Fall back and forward — Fall back is a feature of a modem protocol in data communication whereby two communicating modems which experience data corruption (due to line noise, for example) can renegotiate with each other to use a lower speed connection. Fall forward is a …

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  • 8 fall back upon — phrasal see fall back on …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 To fall back — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 To fall back on — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 To fall back upon — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Fall — (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr. sfa llein… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 back — See: BACK OF or IN BACK OF, BEHIND ONE S BACK, BRUSH BACK, COME BACK, CUT BACK, DOUBLE BACK, DRAW BACK, DROP BACK. EYES IN THE BACK OF ONE S HEAD, FADE BACK, FALL BACK, FALL BACK ON, FLANKER BACK. FROM WAY BACK, GET BACK AT, GET ONE S BACK UP,… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 Fall River, Nova Scotia — Fall River (2001 population: 4,393) is a Canadian suburban community in Nova Scotia s Halifax Regional Municipality.It is located north of the Bedford Basin, northwest of Bedford, east of Lower Sackville and north and west of Waverley.Fall River… …

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  • 15 Fall Brawl — was an annual pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. The name was derived from the fall edition of Clash of the Champions , called Fall Brawl. It was considered by many as WCW s… …

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  • 16 Back pain — Different regions (curvatures) of the vertebral column ICD 10 M54 ICD …

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  • 17 Back and to the left — is a phrase originating from the 1991 Oliver Stone movie JFK about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. In the movie, Jim Garrison, played by Kevin Costner, screens the Zapruder film to a jury, pausing and… …

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  • 18 Back mount — or rear mount is a dominant ground grappling position where one combatant is behind the other in such a way that he or she is controlling the combatant in front. Typically, the combatant in the inferior position is lying face down, while the… …

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  • 19 back to the salt mines — {informal} Back to the job; back to work; back to work that is as hard or as unpleasant as working in a salt mine would be. An overworked phrase, used humorously. * /The lunch hour is over, boys. Back to the salt mines!/ * / Vacation is over,… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 20 back to the salt mines — {informal} Back to the job; back to work; back to work that is as hard or as unpleasant as working in a salt mine would be. An overworked phrase, used humorously. * /The lunch hour is over, boys. Back to the salt mines!/ * / Vacation is over,… …

    Dictionary of American idioms