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|Verb||1.||get behind - to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"|
1. To come into possession of:
3. To acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort:
4. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase:
5. To receive, as wages, for one's labor:
Informal: pull down.
Idioms: earn a living, earn one's keep.
6. To succeed in communicating with:
8. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
accept, apprehend, catch (on), compass, comprehend, conceive, fathom, follow, grasp, make out, read, see, sense, take, take in, understand.
Chiefly British: twig.
12. Informal. To leave hastily:
13. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:
15. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from.Also used with to:
16. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, disturb, exasperate, fret, gall, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, provoke, put out, rile, ruffle, vex.
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
2. To go forward, especially toward a conclusion:
3. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances:
Informal: make out.
Idioms: make do, make shift.
1. To keep away from:
1. To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
1. To go about the initial step in doing (something):
approach, begin, commence, embark, enter, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, lead off, open, set about, set out, set to, start, take on, take up, undertake.
Informal: kick off.
1. To put (an article of clothing) on one's person:
1. To leave hastily:
1. To bring together:
2. To come together: