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fall be·hind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recedeverb


  2. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behindverb

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


  1. fall behindverb

    To be late (for a regular event)

  2. fall behindverb

    To be progressively below average in performance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall behind in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall behind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fall behind in a Sentence

  1. Mike DeWine:

    Reasonable people may disagree about a lot, but we can all agree that we must keep our children in the classroom so they don't fall behind and so their parents can go to work and not take time off to watch their kids at home.

  2. Maori Proverb:

    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

  3. Bob Melvin:

    We have to win tomorrow, after losing again tonight’s game now we fall behind them, tomorrow’s a really important game for us.

  4. Mike Manazir:

    We're going to fall behind on the benefits for having an unmanned attribute inside the air wing, that's where I'm frustrated - when something's ready to go and ... it advances our warfighting capability why wouldn't you?

  5. Tony Gonsolin:

    I was able to get some first-pitch strikes, which was really nice. I didn't fall behind in too many counts.

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    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
    • A. hunch
    • B. peccadillo
    • C. elation
    • D. evangelist

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