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fallback

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈfɔːl.bæk/ us    /ˈfɑːl-/
describes a plan or position that can be used if other plans do not succeed or other things are not available: Do we have a fallback position for these negotiations?Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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