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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrop behind
he/she/itdrops behind
present participledropping behind
past tensedropped behind
past participledropped behind
  1. same as drop back

    Mary dropped behind to walk with Sam.

    Jensen has dropped behind into last place.

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