What does fall behind mean?

Definitions for fall behind

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fall behind.

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.


  1. fall behind(Verb)

    To be late (for a regular event)

  2. fall behind(Verb)

    To be progressively below average in performance.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maori Proverb:

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

  2. 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?

Images & Illustrations of fall behind

  1. fall behind

Translations for fall behind

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fall behind »


Find a translation for the fall behind definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these fall behind definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"fall behind." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 17 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fall behind>.

Are we missing a good definition for fall behind? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for fall behind:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.