Definition of get behind
1 : to fail to do something as quickly as required or expected We've been getting further (and further) behind (schedule). We got behind with our car payments.
2 : to support (someone or something) The proposal may succeed if a few more people get behind it.
Word by Word Definitions
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a bill of divorce
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from
: in, to, or toward the back
: later in time
: 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
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