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|present participle||dropping behind|
|past tense||dropped behind|
|past participle||dropped behind|
Mary dropped behind to walk with Sam.
Jensen has dropped behind into last place.
This is the British English definition of drop behind. View American English definition of drop behind.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
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