fall behind
phrasal 1. to lag behind 2. to be in arrears

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fall behind — phrasal verb Word forms fall behind : present tense I/you/we/they fall behind he/she/it falls behind present participle falling behind past tense fell behind past participle fallen behind 1) fall behind someone [intransitive/transitive] to move… …   English dictionary

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

  • fall behind — UK US fall behind Phrasal Verb with fall({{}}/fɔːl/ verb (fell, fallen) ► [I] FINANCE to not make a regular payment at the time you should: fall behind with sth »We started to fall behind with our mortgage payments when my husband lost his job. ► …   Financial and business terms

  • fall behind — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you fall behind, you do not make progress or move forward as fast as other people. [V P] Evans had rheumatic fever, missed school and fell behind... [V P n] Boris is falling behind all the top players. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you… …   English dictionary

  • fall behind — v. (D; intr.) to fall behind in, with (to fall behind with the rent) * * * [ fɔːlbɪ haɪnd] with (to fall behind with the rent) (D; intr.) to fall behind in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fall behind — be unable to run as fast, drop behind    You will fall behind in your work if you miss a week of school …   English idioms

  • fall behind — Synonyms and related words: back, back up, backslide, cock, come after, come last, dawdle, drag, fall astern, fall back, follow, get behind, go back, go backwards, go behind, hang back, jerk back, lag, lag behind, lapse, linger, linger behind,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fall behind — 1) the other walkers fell behind Syn: lag, lag behind, trail, trail behind, be left behind, drop back, bring up the rear; straggle, dally, dawdle, hang back 2) they fell behind on their payments Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fall behind — {v.} To go slower than others and be far behind them. * /When the campers took a hike in the woods, two boys fell behind and got lost./ * /Frank s lessons were too hard for him, and he soon fell behind the rest of the class./ * /Mary was not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall behind — {v.} To go slower than others and be far behind them. * /When the campers took a hike in the woods, two boys fell behind and got lost./ * /Frank s lessons were too hard for him, and he soon fell behind the rest of the class./ * /Mary was not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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