Definition of behind
- stay behind
- look behind
- came from behind
- can spring be far behind
- behind in the rent
The older students entered the room first with the younger students following behind them.
The cat hid behind the couch.
The sun went behind a cloud.
They were ahead of us by 5 points earlier in the game, but now they're behind us by 7.
The polls show that he is behind the other candidates.
The company is now behind the competition.
He was behind the other students in his studies.
kicked him in the behind
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: in or toward the back
: in the place that someone is going away from
: later in time
: in or to a place at the back of or to the rear of (someone or something)
: losing to (someone or something) in a race or competition
: in a less advanced position than (someone or something) : not happening or proceeding as quickly as (someone or something)
: the part of the body above the legs that is used for sitting
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