English dictionary

Hint: In most browsers you can lookup any word by double click it.

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

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk