behind

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behind is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
behind

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Preposition
behind

The ball is behind the box
  1. When something is behind a second thing, the first thing is in back of the second.
    The ball is behind the box.
  2. When something is behind, it is toward the rear.
    The man stayed behind.
  3. A thing is behind when it happened in the past.
    We left that worry behind.

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Singular
behind

Plural
behinds

  1. The rear, back-end.
  2. Bottom, downside.
  3. Your behind is your butt, the buttocks, or bum.
    He was told he would get a kick on the behind if he kept being naughty
  4. (sports) In Australian Rules Football, a behind is the same as one point, scored if the ball goes between the tall goal post and the short behind post.
    He tried to kick a goal, but the ball went wide and he only got a behind.

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