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English definition of “behind”

behind

preposition, adverb     /bɪˈhaɪnd/
A1 at the back (of): Look behind you! I hung my coat behind the door . Alex led , and I followed along behind.mainly UK As hard as she tried , she always fell behind the other swimmers in the races .figurative I knew that behind (= hidden by) her smile was sadness .After and behindBefore, after and already
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