drop behind somebody

drop behind somebody
ˌdrop ˈback/beˈhind | ˌdrop beˈhind sb derived
to move or fall into position behind sb else

We cannot afford to drop behind our competitors.

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  • drop behind — verb to lag or linger behind (Freq. 1) But in so many other areas we still are dragging • Syn: ↑drag, ↑trail, ↑get behind, ↑hang back, ↑drop back • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop back — verb 1. take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football (Freq. 1) The defender dropped back behind his teammate • Hypernyms: ↑move • Verb Frames: Somebody s 2. to lag or linger behind …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop — drop1 W2S1 [drɔp US dra:p] v past tense and past participle dropped present participle dropping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(let something fall)¦ 2¦(fall)¦ 3¦(move your body down)¦ 4¦(become less)¦ 5¦(reduce)¦ 6¦(not include)¦ 7¦(stop doing something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drop off — verb 1. fall or diminish (Freq. 1) The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test • Derivationally related forms: ↑drop off • Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑diminish, ↑lessen, ↑fa …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall behind — verb 1. retreat (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑fall back, ↑lose, ↑drop off, ↑recede • Ant: ↑gain (for: ↑fall back) …   Useful english dictionary

  • get behind — verb to lag or linger behind (Freq. 1) But in so many other areas we still are dragging • Syn: ↑drag, ↑trail, ↑hang back, ↑drop behind, ↑drop back • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave behind — verb 1. depart and not take along (Freq. 5) He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe • Hyponyms: ↑outdistance, ↑outstrip, ↑distance • Verb Group: ↑leave …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall back — verb 1. fall backwards and down (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑lean back, ↑recline • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s 2. hang (back) or fall ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall — fall1 W1S1 [fo:l US fo:l] v past tense fell [fel] past participle fallen [ˈfo:lən US ˈfo:l ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move downwards)¦ 2¦(stop standing/walking etc)¦ 3¦(decrease)¦ 4¦(become)¦ 5¦(belong to a group)¦ 6 fall short of something 7 fall victim/prey… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hang back — verb to lag or linger behind (Freq. 1) But in so many other areas we still are dragging • Syn: ↑drag, ↑trail, ↑get behind, ↑drop behind, ↑drop back • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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