drop behind

drop behind(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to fall behind)
a. quedarse atrás
The exhausted runner was determined not to drop behind.La corredora agotada estaba decidida a no quedarse atrás.
b. rezagarse
You need to put some more time into your work, or you'll only continue to drop behind.Tienes que invertir más tiempo en tu trabajo, porque si no, solo seguirás rezagándote.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to behind)
a. quedarse atrás con respecto a
Wendy's personal problems have caused her to drop behind the other salespeople.Los problemas personales de Wendy le han causado a quedarse atrás con respecto a los otros vendedores.
b. rezagarse con respecto a
Silas dropped behind the other runners on the last lap.Silas se rezagó con respecto a los otros corredores en la última vuelta.
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drop behind
(in race, competition) quedarse atrás; (in work etc) rezagarse;
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