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fall behind

Definition of fall behind

  1. 1 :  to fail to move or go forward as quickly as others <We had to stop several times so that the slower hikers wouldn't fall (too far) behind.> <Deep in conversation, we soon fell behind the rest of the group.>

  2. 2 :  to fail to do something as quickly as planned or required —often + with <We've been falling further behind with our work.> —often + on <I am falling behind on my homework.> <We fell behind on our car payments.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

  1. :  in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from

    :  in, to, or toward the back

    :  later in time

  1. :  in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of

    : used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer

    :  following in order

  1. :  buttocks

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