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fall back, recidivate, retrogress, regress, relapse, lapse
v. go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
fall back
v. move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
fall back, recur, resort
v. have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"
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fall, lessen, diminish, decrease
v. decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
backslide, lapse
v. drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
v. undergo reversion, as in a mutation
drain, debilitate, enfeeble
v. make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
flow off, flow away
v. flow off or away gradually; "The water flowed off from the pipe"
v. empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
hold up, detain, delay
v. cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
coquette, coquet, chat up, mash, philander, romance, butterfly, dally, flirt
v. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
dig, poke, stab, prod, jab
v. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
linger, tarry
v. leave slowly and hesitantly
dawdle, linger
v. take one's time; proceed slowly
straggle, digress, depart, sidetrack
v. wander from a direct or straight course
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get, go, become
v. enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, advance, gain
v. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
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