Definitions for fall behind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede(verb)


  2. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)

    hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fall behind(verb)ɔl

    to do worse than others in the same group

    He's falling behind his class in reading.

  2. fall behindɔl

    to get behind others who are moving faster

    The injured soldiers fell behind their comrades.


  1. fall behind(Verb)

    To be late (for a regular event)

  2. fall behind(Verb)

    To be progressively below average in performance.

Translations for fall behind

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fall behind

to be slower than (someone else)

Hurry up! You're falling behind (the others); He is falling behind in his schoolwork.

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