Definition of Drop behind

1. Verb. To lag or linger behind. "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

Exact synonyms: Drag, Drop Back, Get Behind, Hang Back, Trail
Generic synonyms: Dawdle, Fall Back, Fall Behind, Lag
Derivative terms: Trailer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drop Behind

drop a bollock
drop a bombshell
drop a brick
drop a dime
drop a hint
drop a line
drop acid
drop anchor
drop arch
drop away
drop back
drop backs
drop bear
drop bears
drop behind (current term)
drop biscuit
drop by
drop by the wayside
drop cap
drop ceiling
drop cloth
drop curtain
drop dead
drop down
drop earring
drop finger
drop forge
drop goal
drop grommet

Literary usage of Drop behind

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Criminal Chronology of York Castle: With a Register of Criminals Capitally by William Knipe (1867)
"James Brown, aged 38, of Cawood,was executed at the new drop behind the Castle for the wilful murder of Elizabeth Fletcher by administering to her with her ..."

2. Railway Engineer by Railway Division (1908)
"The bank engine was allowed to drop behind and overtake the train twice. One passenger, 6 servants, and the guard were slightly injured. ..."

3. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by Charles Fossey, George Saintsbury, Berlin Staatliche Museen (East Berlin)., Thomas Hardy (1902)
"... The drop behind ; We feel the new must oust the old In every kind ; But yet we think, must we, must we, Too, drop behind ? ..."

4. Principles of Education by Frederick Elmer Bolton (1910)
"Dr. Search has shown1 that children often drop behind a grade, but seldom skip one. "The opportunity to drop behind the class is always an individual ..."

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