get behind

phrasal verb

got behind; got behind or gotten behind; getting behind; gets 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.

Examples of get behind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The process left her craving more opportunities to get behind the camera. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 8 July 2024 Brad Pitt gets behind the wheel at British Grand Prix for Formula 1 movie Javier Bardem, Kerry Condon, Tobias Menzies, Sarah Niles, Kim Bodnia, and Samson Kayo round out the cast of the action drama, which was filmed during actual Grand Prix weekends alongside real-life titans of the sport. EW.com, 5 July 2024 Flav decided to get behind the team after seeing an Instagram post from captain Maggie Steffens, who was making a rallying cry for more people to follow the sport with the Olympics looming. George Ramsay, CNN, 4 July 2024 But Washington has another motive to get behind it: China has moved to support the UN Framework Convention, and Beijing’s engagement could further tilt the developing countries away from the United States. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Foreign Affairs, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for get behind 

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“Get behind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20behind. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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