Synonyms of behind in English:

behind


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preposition

1‘he slept in a hut behind their house’

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at the back of, at the rear of, beyond, on the other side of, on the far side of, on the further side of

North American in back of

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in front of

2‘behind her was a small child’

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after, following, to the rear of, in the wake of, at the back of, close on, hard on the heels of, on the trail of

3‘you are way behind the rest of the class’

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less advanced than, slower than, weaker than, inferior to

4‘work on the car is months behind schedule’

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later than, late in relation to, after

5‘he was believed to have been behind a number of bombings’

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responsible for, at the bottom of, at the back of, the cause of, the source of, the organizer of

to blame for, culpable of, guilty of

causing, instigating, initiating, urging

6‘the All Blacks have the whole nation behind them’

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supporting, backing, for, on the side of, in agreement with

financing


adverb

1‘each plane took off with a glider following on behind’

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after, afterwards, at the back, in the rear, in the wake, at the end, at six o'clock

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ahead, in front

2‘‘I'm off to dance!’ he called behind’

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over one's shoulder, to the rear, to the back, towards the rear, towards the back, backwards

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ahead

3‘he stayed behind to sign autographs’

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afterwards, remaining after departure

4‘we're behind so don't stop’

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running late, late, behind schedule, behindhand, delayed, not on time, behind time

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ahead

5‘he was behind with his subscription payments’

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in arrears, overdue, in debt, in the red

late, unpunctual, tardy, behindhand, behind target

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ahead


noun

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Phrases

    put something behind one

      ‘the team have to put this morning's result behind them’

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      consign something to the past, put something down to experience, forget about something, pay no heed to something, ignore, regard as water under the bridge