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Synonyms for fall behind
fall be·hind

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  1. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recedeverb

    retreat

    Synonyms:
    unload, fall asleep, misplace, lose, draw back, mislay, drop off, retire, withdraw, retreat, turn a loss, lapse, fall away, drift off, dope off, relapse, recidivate, fall back, dawdle, pull away, drop away, recur, resort, set down, recede, put down, doze off, move back, nod off, regress, drop, suffer, discharge, miss, drowse off, retrogress, lag, pull back, slip, flake out

  2. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behindverb

    hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

    Synonyms:
    lag, immure, recur, incarcerate, relapse, retrogress, dally, linger, lapse, remand, regress, imprison, jug, dawdle, fall back, put behind bars, lose, gaol, jail, resort, recede, drop off, put away, recidivate

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  1. Sanjay Patnaik:

    If [the U.S.] are laggards, it won’t be good for our markets, it won’t be good for our companies, the U.S. doesn’t want to fall behind, or our financial system will be more vulnerable to climate risk.

  2. Tony Gonsolin:

    I was able to get some first-pitch strikes, which was really nice. I didn't fall behind in too many counts.

  3. Mike DeWine:

    Reasonable people may disagree about a lot, but we can all agree that we must keep our children in the classroom so they don't fall behind and so their parents can go to work and not take time off to watch their kids at home.

  4. Bob Melvin:

    We have to win tomorrow, after losing again tonight’s game now we fall behind them, tomorrow’s a really important game for us.

  5. Maori Proverb:

    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.


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