Synonyms of 'fall back'
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The congregation fell back from them as they entered.
They were forced to retreat.
He was wounded, but did not retire from the field.
Troops withdrew from the country last March.
As she receded into the distance he waved goodbye.
They were asked to pull back from their positions around the city.
They backed off in horror.
I recoiled in horror.
I drew back with a horrified scream.
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Thesaurus for fall back from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you fall back , you move backwards a short distance away from someone or something.