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Adverb
In a position further back
“He followed close behind but stopped and turned back when he was only a couple of steps up.”
Adverb
In a particular place after leaving or after others have moved on
“Whoever did it left behind an empty cart of strong beer.”
Adverb
In arrears
“The school principal informs Niki that her son will have to leave the school as she's behind with his fees.”
Adverb
Late in accomplishing a task
“The accounts are more than three months behind.”
Adverb
Adverb
“She was attacked from behind.”
Noun
A person's buttocks
“Administrative professionals, if they're any good, save their bosses' behinds every day.”
Preposition
Being the reason for
“He was believed to have been behind a number of bombings.”
Preposition
In support
“We are all behind you supporting you all the way.”
Preposition
In or to a position further back than
Behind her was a small child.”
Preposition
At, to, or toward the rear of
“He walked around the room to find her sitting on the ground behind her bed, hid from the door by her high mattresses.”
Preposition
Late according to
“Work on the car is months behind schedule.”
Preposition
“Athletics is several years behind swimming in the development of a coherent structure and a winning mentality.”
Adjective
Not arriving, occurring, or settled at the due, usual, or proper time
“… the required work was behind, so now we're running late.”
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