fall back

[ʹfɔ:lʹbæk] phr v
1. 1) отступать

the guns began to fire, and the troops fell back - пушки начали стрелять, и войска отступили /откатились назад/

2) уступать (дорогу)
2. (on, upon)
1) прибегать к чему-л.

to fall back upon lies - прибегать ко лжи

to fall back upon smb.'s help - прибегать к чьей-л. помощи

2) возвращаться (к чему-л.)

to fall back upon the old method - использовать старый способ

doctors sometimes fall back on old cures - врачи иногда используют старые способы лечения

3) полагаться (на что-л.)

it is always useful to have something to fall back on - всегда полезно иметь кое-что про запас

when facts are scarce he falls back on his imagination - когда у него не хватает фактов, он полагается на своё воображение


Новый большой англо-русский словарь. 2001.

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  • fall\ back\ on — • fall back on • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • 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

  • fall back on — (something) to depend on something after a loss or failure. The family has no savings to fall back on. I fell back on skills I had learned years ago when I had to earn a living for myself …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall back — [v] retreat back, draw back, give back, recede, recoil, retire, retrocede, retrograde, surrender, withdraw, yield; concept 195 Ant. forge, forward, progress …   New thesaurus

  • fall back — ► fall back retreat. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall back on — ► fall back on have recourse to when in difficulty. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall-back — fallˈ back adjective Used as a retreat, or second alternative (also noun) • • • Main Entry: ↑fall …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall back (up)on — To have recourse to as an expedient or resource in reserve ● fall …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall back — index regress, relapse, retire (retreat), retreat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fall back on — index exploit (make use of) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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