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English definition of “drop behind”

drop behind

phrasal verb with drop     /drɒp/ US  /drɑːp/ verb (-pp-)
to get further behind or away from something or someone: As the pace quickened , Pepe began to drop behind. She stopped going to classes and dropped behind in her schoolwork .Slow and moving slowly
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