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If you are behind something, you are at the back of it.
Don't use 'of' after behind. Don't say, for example, 'They parked the motorcycle behind of some bushes'.
If a project is behind schedule, it is completed later than planned or expected.
Behind can also be an adverb.
|Noun||1.||behind - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"|
arse, ass, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
|Adj.||1.||behind - having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; "behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing"|
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
|Adv.||1.||behind - in or to or toward the rear; "he followed behind"; "seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front"; "the final runners were far behind"|
|2.||behind - remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from; "when he died he left much unfinished work behind"; "left a large family behind"; "the children left their books behind"; "he took off with a squeal of tires and left the other cars far behind"|
|3.||behind - of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"|
|4.||behind - in or into an inferior position; "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"|
|5.||behind - in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills"|
after in front of, prior to, in the presence of, earlier than, in advance of
behind schedule earlier, sooner, ahead, previously, in advance, formerly
behind the door → detrás de la puerta
look behind you! → ¡cuidado atrás!
with his hands behind his back → las manos en la espalda
we're well behind them in technology → nos dejan muy atrás or estamos muy a la zaga de ellos en tecnología
to come from behind → venir desde atrás
to follow close behind → seguir muy de cerca
to attack sb from behind → atacar a algn por la espalda
to leave sth behind → olvidar algo
to be behind with the rent → tener atrasos de alquiler
to be behind with one's work → estar atrasado en el trabajo
behind the television → derrière la télévision
behind the scenes → dans les coulisses
to be behind schedule → avoir du retard
The train was seven minutes behind schedule → Le train avait un retard de sept minutes.
We're behind them in technology → Nous sommes en retard sur eux en matière technologique.
to finish behind sb (in race) → arriver derrière qn
half an hour behind
I'm half an hour behind already → J'ai déjà une demi-heure de retard.
to be behind with sth → être en retard dans qch
I'm behind with my revision → Je suis en retard dans mes révisions.
to get behind → prendre du retard
to get behind with sth → prendre du retard dans qch
see also leave behind, wait behind
look behind you! → guarda dietro di te!
what's behind all this? (fig) → cosa c'è sotto?
we're behind them in technology (fig) → siamo più indietro or più arretrati di loro nella tecnica
his family is behind him (fig) → ha l'appoggio della famiglia
behind the scenes → dietro le quinte
to stay behind (to do sth) → fermarsi (a fare qc)
to leave sth behind → dimenticare di prendere qc
to be behind with sth → essere indietro con qc (payments) → essere in arretrato con qc