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zurückgreifen (auf)

Meanings

1.
to reach back and grab
(The very literal meaning. SUPER MEGA rare. Maybe used in a context where you reach back in your car, but there are more idiomatic alternatives. )
2.
to resort to, to fall back on, to draw on
(There are many possible translations but the core theme is making use of some sort of resource that you had "in reserve". )

Word Family

Root\: unknown (or not yet entered)

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