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fall back

phrasal verb with fall uk   /fɔːl/  us   /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
literary to ​move back ​suddenly from someone or something, often because you are ​frightened: She ​fell back inhorror/​disgust.
If an ​armyfalls back, it ​moves away from an ​enemyarmy in ​order to ​avoidfighting: The ​infantryfell back indisarray.
(Definition of fall back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fall back

phrasal verb with fall uk   us   /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.
(Definition of fall back from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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