fall behind

Primary Meanings of fall behind

1.
v
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
2.
v
retreat
Full Definitions of fall behind
1

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

Synonyms:
dawdle, fall back, lag
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

v retreat

Synonyms:
drop off, fall back, lose, recede
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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