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Preposition
At, to, or toward the back of
“He walked around the room to find her sitting on the ground behind her bed.”
Preposition
Following closely behind, or subsequent to, in time or order
“He walked towards the park with his pet dog behind him.”
Preposition
Late in relation to a given time
“Work on the car is months behind schedule.”
Preposition
Less advanced than (someone or something) in achievement or development
“The sport is still several years behind swimming in terms of the development of a coherent structure.”
Preposition
Being the reason for
“He was believed to have been behind the company's miraculous turnaround.”
Preposition
In support of
“There is no greater assurance than knowing that your family is behind you all the way.”
Preposition
Following in order or importance
Adverb
In a position subsequent in time or order
“We followed behind like lovestruck piglets marveling at the quality of her composting.”
Adverb
Towards a position further back
“Look behind to find what you're looking for.”
Adverb
From a position at the back or rear
“She felt a tap on her shoulder from behind.”
Adverb
In a particular place after one has been expected to have left
“He stayed behind after the show to meet some of his fans.”
Adverb
In a belated manner
Adverb
Behind with paying money that is owed
Adverb
(nautical) At, or any distance behind, the stern
Adverb
In an ulterior manner
Adverb
At or to the other or far side of something
Adjective
Doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time
“He is usually behind when it comes to paying his bills.”
Adjective
(responsible for) Being a primary cause of an event or action
Adjective
Coming after all others in order
Adjective
Backward
Adjective
Falling behind, not keeping up the pace
Adjective
Lagging behind
Adjective
Towards a position further back
Noun
A person's buttocks
“I was rather lazy in those days and needed a good, figurative, kick up the behind.”
Noun
A period after a person's death before the body is buried, in some cultures accompanied by a party
Verb
To be under an obligation to give something back to someone or to perform some action for someone
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