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  • as inhang back
  • as indrag

synonyms for lag behind

  • drop back
  • drop behind
  • hang fire
  • hang off
  • hold back
  • hold off
  • hover
  • pause
  • procrastinate
  • shrink back
  • shy away
  • stay back
  • stick
  • straggle
  • trail
  • hang
  • crawl
  • creep
  • shuffle
  • procrastinate
  • traipse
  • poke
  • linger
  • lag
  • sag
  • tarry
  • delay
  • dawdle
  • stagnate
  • loiter
  • inch
  • straggle
  • dally
  • shamble
  • mark time
  • put off
  • be delayed
  • be quiescent
  • encounter difficulty
  • limp along
  • slow down
  • trail behind
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antonyms for lag behind

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  • forge ahead
  • push
  • run
  • leave
  • go
  • rush
  • finish
  • advance
  • speed
  • hasten
  • hurry
  • complete
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How to use lag behind in a sentence

Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
More soldiers crowded into the cave and Professor-Commander Krafft came in behind them.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
I seized the opportunity to watch what I supposed would be a most interesting interview, from behind a curtain.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The Indian turned his head, and spoke to some one behind; one after another a score of figures rose.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
At the same moment the door was thrown open, and Mrs. Gordon appeared on the threshold with a gentleman behind her.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
In the centre of the room is an oval table; some dozen men are sitting at it; as many more stand behind their chairs.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Presently there was a clattering of hoofs behind him, and Ribsy came galloping along the road, with nothing on him but his collar.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LAG BEHIND

  • be delayed
  • be quiescent
  • crawl
  • creep
  • dally
  • dawdle
  • delay
  • encounter difficulty
  • hang
  • inch
  • lag
  • lag behind
  • limp along
  • linger
  • loiter
  • mark time
  • poke
  • procrastinate
  • put off
  • sag
  • shamble
  • shuffle
  • slow down
  • stagnate
  • straggle
  • tarry
  • trail behind
  • traipse
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.