fall behind
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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 fail to keep up)
a. rezagarse
He's fallen so far behind in class, it will be difficult for him to catch up.Se ha rezagado tanto en las clases que le va a ser difícil alcanzar a los demás.
b. quedarse atrás
Stella wasn't as fit as the other walkers and soon fell behind.Stella no estaba en tan buena forma como los otros excursionistas y pronto se quedó atrás.
2. (to fail to meet a commitment; used with "with" or "in")
a. retrasarse
My illness meant that I'd fallen behind with work commitments.Mi enfermedad hizo que me retrasara con mis compromisos laborales.
b. atrasarse
He had gotten into debt and fell behind with the mortgage payments.Se había endeudado y se atrasó con los pagos de la hipoteca.
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fall behind
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. quedarse rezagado(a)
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fall behind
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(in race etc) quedarse atrás; rezagarse; (with work, payments) retrasarse;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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