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Drop behind   /drɑp bɪhˈaɪnd/   Listen
Drop behind

verb
1.
To lag or linger behind.  Synonyms: drag, drop back, get behind, hang back, trail.






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"Drop behind" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the gentlemen who declined the shooting expedition. John Barret said he would start with them, but would at a certain point drop behind and botanise. MacRummle also preferred to make one more effort to catch that grilse which had risen so often to him of late, but was still at large in the big pool under the fall. The result of the morning's discussion was that only ...
— The Eagle Cliff • R.M. Ballantyne

... quietly together that she did not hear their words. But she noted the regretful air with which John Courteney shook his head to the Westwood's clerk and then to the passenger, and the Westwood began again to drop behind. Hugh came near, paused, ...
— Gideon's Band - A Tale of the Mississippi • George W. Cable

... of Cobbens's horse was just in a line with Emmet's shoulder as they passed the goal. The mayor turned while the other began to drop behind and shouted a derisive farewell, with a parting flourish of the whip. The victory was as sweet to his heart as the taste of honey to the lips. The race had changed his mood completely, filling him with a joyous truculence. ...
— The Mayor of Warwick • Herbert M. Hopkins



Words linked to "Drop behind" :   lag, drag, get behind, trail, drop back, fall behind, dawdle, fall back, hang back



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