- prep. 落后于；支持；晚于
- adv. 在后地；在原处
- n. 屁股
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前缀be-, 强调。hind, 后面，见hindsight, 后见之明。
- behind: [OE] Behind was compounded in Old English times from the prefix bi- ‘by’ and hindan ‘from behind’. This second element, and the related Old English hinder ‘below’, have relatives in other Germanic languages (German hinten and hinter ‘behind’, for example), and are connected with the English verb hinder, but their ultimate history is unclear. Modern English hind ‘rear’ may come mainly from behind.
=> hind, hinder
- behind (adv.)
- Old English behindan "behind, after," from bi "by" + hindan "from behind" (see hind (adj.)). The prepositional sense emerged in Old English. Euphemistic noun meaning "backside of a person" is from 1786. Phrase behind the times is from 1905. Behind the scenes (1711) is from the theater; figurative sense attested by 1779.
- 1. I found myself behind a curtain, necking with my best friend'swife.
- 2. He could just about see the little man behind the counter.
- 3. Elliott crossed the finish line just half a second behind his adversary.
- 4. Behind the mocking laughter lurks a growing sense of unease.
- 5. He ordered them to stack up pillows behind his back.
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