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What is another word for fall behind?

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To lag behind or not keep pace with others or with a schedule
“Lacking continued literacy instruction and support, once-proficient students begin to fall behind.”
To move or act at a slow speed
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“When those resources are overwhelmed and your internal priorities shift, it’s easy for projects to linger and fall behind.”
To fail to meet a commitment on a regular payment
“In many states, the lender can repossess your car without as much as a telephone call or written notice if you fall behind on one monthly payment.”
To move backward or to back away from a certain point
“If our troops fall behind the Congaree, the enemy will be able to shell Columbia from the south bank.”
To fail to fulfill an obligation or payment
To deteriorate, decline, or slump in progress, position, or influence
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