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English definition of “behind”

behind

preposition     /bɪˈhaɪnd/
BACK A1 at or to the back of someone or something: Close the door behind you. The warehouse is behind the store . The letter had fallen behind the desk .After and behindBefore, after and already
LESS SUCCESSFUL B1 slower or less successful than someone or something: Our team is 3 points behind the winners . The building work is already behind schedule (= late).Failing and doing badly
CAUSING causing something, or responsible for something: What was the reason behind her decision to leave ?Causing things to happen
SUPPORTING B1 giving your help or support to someone: The group is 100 percent behind her.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
NOT AFFECTING If a bad experience or your own bad behaviour is behind you, it does not exist or affect your life now: He's put his criminal past behind him.Of little or less importance
(Definition of behind preposition from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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