get behind

get behind(
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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
1. (to support)
a. apoyar
A surprising number of people have gotten behind this radical candidate.Una cantidad de personas sorprendente ha apoyado a este candidato radical.
b. respaldar
The whole community got behind the effort to revamp the park.Toda la comunidad respaldó el esfuerzo para renovar el parque.
2. (to move behind)
a. ponerse detrás de
Everyone got behind the car and started to push.Todos se pusieron detrás del carro y echaron a empujarlo.
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
3. (to not keep up to date)
a. quedarse atrás
I put off the assigned reading for a while and got behind.Dejé la lectura asignada para más tarde durante un tiempo y me quedé atrás.
b. atrasarse
Our friends put on a party to help us when we got behind on our rent.Nuestro amigos armaron una fiesta para ayudarnos cuando nos atrasamos con el alquiler.
c. retrasarse
If you get behind on paying your credit card, you end up paying compound interest.Si te retrasas con los pagos de la tarjeta de crédito, terminas pagando interés compuesto.
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get behind
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
1. (support)
a. apoyar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (become delayed)
a. atrasarse, quedarse atrás
get behind
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (with work, payments) retrasarse;with en
I got behind with the payments I'll need to study, or I'll get behind
2 (in race) quedarse atrás
intransitive verb
1 (move behind, sit behind) ponerse detrás de
to get behind the wheel
she got behind the wheel and drove off se puso al volante y se fue
he will never get behind the wheel again he caused havoc when he got behind the wheel of his parents' Range Rover he got behind the wall so I couldn't see him
2 (support) [+team, government] apoyar
if the Democrats don't get behind him at this point, they're absolute fools A small town gets behind a big art project in a big way Organized labor usually gets behind the Democratic presidential nominee
verb:transitive:plus_preposition
(secure support of)
we must get the government behind us tenemos que conseguir el apoyo del gobierno
he's the sort of person who knows how to {motivate a team, }get people behind him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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