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I will seek the presidency with nothing to fall back on but the judgment of the people of the United States, and nowhere to go but the White House or home.
Bob Dole

Meaning of "fall back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FALL BACK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FALL BACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fall back is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fall back in English.

WHAT DOES FALL BACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fall back and forward

Fall back is a feature of a modem protocol in data communication whereby two communicating modems which experience data corruption can renegotiate with each other to use a lower-speed connection. Fall forward is a corresponding feature whereby two modems which have "fallen back" to a lower speed can later return to the higher speed if the connection improves. A common feature modems was the concept of fallback, allowing them to talk to less-capable modems. During the call initiation the modem would play a series of signals into the line and wait for the remote modem to "answer" them. They would start at high speeds and progressively get slower and slower until they heard an answer. Thus, two USR modems would be able to connect at 9600 bit/s, but, when a user with a 2400-bit/s modem called in, the USR would "fall back" to the common 2400-bit/s speed. This would also happen if a V.32 modem and a HST modem were connected. Because they used a different standard at 9600 bit/s, they would fall back to their highest commonly supported standard at 2400 bit/s. The same applies to V.

Definition of fall back in the English dictionary

The first definition of fall back in the dictionary is to recede or retreat. Other definition of fall back is foll by on or upon to have recourse. Fall back is also a retreat.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FALL BACK

PRESENT

Present
I fall back
you fall back
he/she/it falls back
we fall back
you fall back
they fall back
Present continuous
I am falling back
you are falling back
he/she/it is falling back
we are falling back
you are falling back
they are falling back
Present perfect
I have fallen back
you have fallen back
he/she/it has fallen back
we have fallen back
you have fallen back
they have fallen back
Present perfect continuous
I have been falling back
you have been falling back
he/she/it has been falling back
we have been falling back
you have been falling back
they have been falling back
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fell back
you fell back
he/she/it fell back
we fell back
you fell back
they fell back
Past continuous
I was falling back
you were falling back
he/she/it was falling back
we were falling back
you were falling back
they were falling back
Past perfect
I had fallen back
you had fallen back
he/she/it had fallen back
we had fallen back
you had fallen back
they had fallen back
Past perfect continuous
I had been falling back
you had been falling back
he/she/it had been falling back
we had been falling back
you had been falling back
they had been falling back
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fall back
you will fall back
he/she/it will fall back
we will fall back
you will fall back
they will fall back
Future continuous
I will be falling back
you will be falling back
he/she/it will be falling back
we will be falling back
you will be falling back
they will be falling back
Future perfect
I will have fallen back
you will have fallen back
he/she/it will have fallen back
we will have fallen back
you will have fallen back
they will have fallen back
Future perfect continuous
I will have been falling back
you will have been falling back
he/she/it will have been falling back
we will have been falling back
you will have been falling back
they will have been falling back
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fall back
you would fall back
he/she/it would fall back
we would fall back
you would fall back
they would fall back
Conditional continuous
I would be falling back
you would be falling back
he/she/it would be falling back
we would be falling back
you would be falling back
they would be falling back
Conditional perfect
I would have fall back
you would have fall back
he/she/it would have fall back
we would have fall back
you would have fall back
they would have fall back
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been falling back
you would have been falling back
he/she/it would have been falling back
we would have been falling back
you would have been falling back
they would have been falling back
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fall back
we let´s fall back
you fall back
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fall back
Past participle
fallen back
Present Participle
falling back
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FALL BACK

fall about
fall among
fall apart
fall army worm
fall away
fall behind
fall between two stools
fall by the wayside
fall down
fall flat
fall flat on one´s face
fall for
fall foul of
fall guy
fall in
fall in love
fall line
fall off
fall on
fall on deaf ears

WORDS THAT END LIKE FALL BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fight back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
look back
lower back
on one´s back
pat on the back
pay back
pull back
put back
set back
sit back
slap on the back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of fall back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FALL BACK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fall back» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fall back

Translation of «fall back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FALL BACK

Find out the translation of fall back to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fall back from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fall back» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

倒退
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

retroceder
570 millions of speakers

English

fall back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मैदान छोड़ना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تراجع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отступать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cair pra trás
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছু হট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se retirer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jatuh kembali
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zurückgreifen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

後退する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

후퇴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tiba maneh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nga ngửa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீண்டும் வீழ்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परत पडले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geri çekil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ricaderci
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fall back
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відступати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cădea înapoi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξαναπέσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

terug te val
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

falla tillbaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

falle tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fall back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FALL BACK»

The term «fall back» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.335 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FALL BACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fall back

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10 QUOTES WITH «FALL BACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fall back.
1
Stuart Appleby
Americans believe if you go to college, you have something to fall back on, which makes sense. I don't have any degrees. If I hadn't become a golfer, I have no idea what I would be doing with my life.
2
P. T. Barnum
Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means.
3
Rob Brydon
Plus, I've always felt that, if the worst came to the worst in my career, I could always fall back to doing voices on the radio.
4
Dick Cheney
You can't fall back on the private sector and say, 'You take care of the nation's banking system.' That's a fundamental function of the government, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury and the FDIC, etc. All of those agencies have a major role to play there.
5
Anna Chlumsky
Right now I'm just thinking about school and trying to get those grades and keep them up! In case I become a Norma Desmond when I grow up, I can have something to fall back on!
6
Rory Cochrane
I didn't really know exactly the point where I wanted to be an actor. But I know at this point, because I never went to college, I don't really have anything to fall back on.
7
Charles Horton Cooley
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.
8
Bob Dole
I will seek the presidency with nothing to fall back on but the judgment of the people of the United States, and nowhere to go but the White House or home.
9
Robert Downey, Jr.
It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.
10
Joe Elliott
That's why 60,000 people go ape when the Stones play 'Satisfaction.' The songs are part of their legacy, and you fall back in love with them over the years.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FALL BACK»

Discover the use of fall back in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fall back and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nothing to Fall Back On: The Life and Times of a Perpetual ...
inn. OUUR. The week after we came back from Nova Scotia, in early fall I977, I learned that Rupert Murdoch had decided to add some American properties to his international media empire, including the New York Post and New York ...
Betsy Carter, 2003
2
Spring Forward or Fall Back? The Post-Crisis Recovery of Firms
WP/ 12/292 \MF Working Paper Spring Forward or Fall Back? The Post-Crisis Recovery of Firms Leandra Medina INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND Washington, DC. © 2012 International Monetary Fund WP/12/292 IMF Working Paper ...
Leandro Medina, 2012
3
Successfully Implementing Microsoft Dynamics™: By Using the ...
The actual, automatic, conversion takes place in the Deploy Dynamics Solution workstream in the Integrate process cluster. Draft Catch-up and Fall-back Procedure When the data is being converted, the time aspect plays an important role.
Reinder Koop, Ester Muris, 2007
4
IT Governance: A Manager's Guide to Data Security and BS ...
Fall-back procedures should also be planned in advance. For each of the critical systems identified in the business impact analysis, there should be a plan that enables the service to move to and operate from alternative premises within the ...
Alan Calder, Steve Watkins, 2005
5
Fitz-John Porter ...
I try to convey the impression that this was not the road that he was directed to fall back on, if he had to fall back, but it was a different road so as to bring them behind Bull Eun. That is the impression I am trying to convey, for the reason that ...
Joseph Wheeler, 1883
6
French Dictionary of Information Technology: French/English, ...
... л capot fairlead л guide(-câble) fall-back л incident; déclin; repli ~ circuit circuit de réserve; ligne de réserve; circuit de recours; ~ data rate débit de repli; vitesse de repli fall-back-rate mode mode repli fall-back system sécurisation falling adj ...
Terry R. Pyper, 1989
7
The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940
The Belgians decided they could not hold the Albert Canal line any longer and would have to fall back on the Dyle River immediately. This severely compromised the French plan, which required the Belgians to hold off the Germans long ...
Julian Jackson, 2004
8
Progress in Neutron Star Research
This shows that fall back matter can be formed only from the expanding shell, the matter present before the supernova explosion is swept away by the expanding shell, neutrinos and antineutrinos and the high angular momentum transfer from  ...
Andrew P. Wass, 2005
9
Language, Discourse, and Translation in the West and Middle East
The nation is falling apart fall back, (intrans vb with adv) if you fall back, you move quickly away from someone or something. / saw my husband fall back in horror. fall back on. (intrans vb with adv and prep) if you fall back on something, you do ...
Robert De Beaugrande, Abdulla Shunnaq, Mohamed Helmy Heliel, 1994
10
ECAI 2010: 19th European Conference on Artificial ...
In enabling stability properties, so that no pair of agents can usefully deviate from the match, we consider the use of a fall-back option where the dynamic agents can be matched, if needed, with a limited number of agents from a separate ...
Helder Coelho, Rudi Studer, Michael Wooldridge, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FALL BACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fall back is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rick Thorne "Fall Back Down"
BMX veteran Rick Thorne performs the classic Rancid song "Fall Back Down" for an upcoming Rancid tribute album. Use a Facebook account to add a comment ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
2
Noah Cyrus, Stella Hudgens & Alli Simpson Star In Mudd 2015 Fall …
The fall back to school campaign is called Mudd on Campus and is based off the classic movie, The Breakfast Club. The girls look fabulous in ... «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
3
China could roll out a policy bazooka if stocks continue to fall
Analysts at Credit Suisse suggest the government could fall back to an “outsized market intervention”. They believe if the slide in stocks ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
4
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Part III: Is this a do-or-die …
The 2014 Sox had won 14-1 over the Blue Jays on July 21, but then lost their next three games in Toronto to fall back to eight games under ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
5
US: Inflation pressures building, but no clear call for the Fed to act …
... longer run target of 2.0% YoY through 4Q15, even exceeding it unless oil prices continue to fall back, with core inflation also nudging higher. «FXStreet, Jul 15»
6
Reinvigorate Your Motivation at Work by Looking to the Past
That's why Peter Economy at Inc. suggests a simple trick to help you fall back in love with what you do: Remind yourself why you began the job ... «Lifehacker, Jul 15»
7
GBP/USD prints a high of 1.5486
... spot could target 1.5544 (200-MA). On the flip side, a break below 1.5460 (61.8% of June rally), could see the pair fall back to 1.5410-1.54. «FXStreet, Jul 15»
8
This Guy's Lightbulb Is Really Broken and He Has the Video to Prove It
... and post-film credits. No word on whether Galili was able to get his money back for the bulb, but at least he has a film career to fall back on. «TIME, Jul 15»
9
3 Reasons You Should Expect Oil to Fall Back into the $40s
Back in June, oil prices seemed to be on the road to recovery. Rig counts in the United States were dropping, as were inventory levels, and ... «The Motley Fool Canada, Jul 15»
10
Biggest jump in Sydney rents in five years: Domain Group
"I think the logic of the market suggests that as supply increases, rent increases should fall back – but that's not to say rents will fall," said ... «Domain News, Jul 15»

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