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1 behind /bɪˈhaɪnd/ adverb
1 behind
/bɪˈhaɪnd/
adverb
Learner's definition of BEHIND
: in or toward the back
: in the place that someone is going away from
often used figuratively
: later in time
: in a losing position in a race or competition
used to describe something that is not happening or proceeding as quickly as it should
used to describe someone who is not doing something (such as paying a debt) as quickly as required or expected
2 behind /bɪˈhaɪnd/ preposition
2 behind
/bɪˈhaɪnd/
preposition
Learner's definition of BEHIND
: in or to a place at the back of or to the rear of (someone or something)
see also behind the eight ball at eight ball
: losing to (someone or something) in a race or competition
: in a less advanced position than (someone or something)
: not happening or proceeding as quickly as (someone or something)
: in the past for (someone or something)
: out of the mind or thoughts of (someone)
: providing the reason or explanation for (something)
: responsible for (something)
: in support of (someone or something)
: with the support of (something)

behind bars

see 1bar

behind the times

see 1time
3 behind /bɪˈhaɪnd/ noun
plural behinds
3 behind
/bɪˈhaɪnd/
noun
plural behinds
Learner's definition of BEHIND
[count] informal
: the part of the body above the legs that is used for sitting : buttocks
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