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English definition of “get behind”

get behind

phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
to fail to do as much work or pay as much money as you should by a particular time: She got behind with her mortgage and the house was repossessed.Borrowing, lending and debtDelaying and wasting time
(Definition of get behind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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