drop behind

drop behind
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "drop behind":
present tense I/you/we/they drop behind he/she/it drops behind present participle dropping behind past tense dropped behind past participle dropped behind
same as drop back 2)

Mary dropped behind to walk with Sam.

Jensen has dropped behind into last place.


English dictionary. 2014.

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