fall behind

Definitions of fall behind
  1. verb
    hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    synonyms: dawdle, fall back, lag
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    types:
    drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail
    to lag or linger behind
    type of:
    follow
    to travel behind, go after, come after
  2. verb
    retreat
    synonyms: drop off, fall back, lose, recede
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    Antonyms:
    advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win
    obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    type of:
    regress, retrograde, retrogress
    get worse or fall back to a previous condition
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