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English verb: fall behind

1. fall behind (competition) retreat


Synonymsdrop off, fall back, lose, recede


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)regress, retrograde, retrogress


Antonymsgain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, gain, advance

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


Synonymsdawdle, fall back, lag


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)follow


Narrower (hyponym)drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail









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