Definitions starting with B

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behind

prep. 1. [also Jam. (U. May p.c.)] after, such as another word in a sentence: I don't understand the word come behind "seem" (Nassau). (Black)

2. later (in a sequence); younger: She behind me. cf. UNDER, FOLLOW (Andros)

behind God('s) back [cf. Brit. colloq. in the back of beyond idem] phr. (of a place) remote, God-forsaken: Chile, why you want go live all the i,vay behind God back, eh? (Nassau).

behind the door [cf. US colloq. just around the corner idem] phr, (in time) soon approaching: 1942 Christmas is just behind the door (Tribune). (Exuma)

Tags: preposition

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Last update: 2012-01-06 13:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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