fall back on
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fall back on(
fal
 
bahk
 
an
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. recurrir a
I don't want to have to fall back on my parents; I'd rather be able to stand on my own two feet.No quiero tener que recurrir a mis padres; prefiero ser autosuficiente.
b. echar mano de
Don't you have any money saved that you can fall back on in case of emergency?¿No tienes dinero ahorrado del que echar mano en caso de emergencia?
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fall back on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
he fell back on his emergency supplyrecurrió a sus provisiones de emergencia
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