place behind

place someone or something behind someone or something

1. to move someone or something to a place behind or to the rear of someone or something else. Place the taller boy behind John in the second row. Place the iris behind the nasturtium.
2. to rank or estimate someone or something behind someone or something else. I would place George behind Fred in this contest. Frank placed the white horse well behind the black one in the race.
See also: behind, place
References in classic literature ?
Tempered in blood, and tempered by lightning are these barbs; and I swear to temper them triply in that hot place behind the fin, where the white whale most feels his accursed life!
The whips snapped, the bells tinkled merrily, the sleds churned along the trail; but Buck knew, and every dog knew, what had taken place behind the belt of river trees.
There he sat, in his place behind her, to all appearance spell-bound by the fascinations of the graceful dancer.
Ebbw Vale currently sit in second place, with Keys three points and a place behind the Steelmen.
The #BarastiWorldCup hashtag made it to 10th place on Twitter's global -- not just UAECeor Middle East -- list just one place behind #FIFA2014WorldCup and six places behind pop superstar #Pitbull.
The son of Dubawi will be making his first start since taking seventh place behind Animal Kingdom in the $10m Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse in March after having been sent off as the popular favourite.
The Holmfirth Harriers Elite Triathlete competed in the Barfoot and Thompson event in Auckland in which Jonny Brownlee, the Olympic bronze medallist, clinched the world title with second place behind race winner, Spain's Olympic silver medallist Javier Gomez - who finished second overall.
Jason Plato, who had earlier complained about the set-up of his MG despite finishing top of the time charts in final practice, had to settle for fifth place behind the Toyota Avensis of Frank Wrathall.
Morpeth's Taylor took third place behind homebased athletes Stijn Garain and Koen Noert.
Summary: Talks are said to be taking place behind closed doors over key sentencing reform plans by Justice Secretary Ken Clarke.
That began a campaign that yielded two more victories and a third place behind Quevega in the David Nicholson Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham before she signed off on a low note in the Grade 1 event won by Hurricane Fly at today's venue in April.
The Italian, a nine-time world champion, had spent much of the session lying in third place behind team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and Ducati's Casey Stoner - but produced a lap of one minute 34.
05min to finish the race in third place behind Portugal''s Vera Santos and Germany''s Melanie Seegar.
But the 29-year-old Briton made steady progress through the field claiming fifth with Barichello one place behind in sixth and increasing his lead in the drivers' championship to 15 points with three races remaining.
The Prima 38 Dynamite Tee owned by Gyn Sheffield was first to complete the course from Rock Ferry to Douglas to claim the 1894 Cup but overall had to settle for third place behind the Impala Skukusa of Stuart Lofthouse and the Superseal Tango (Richard Baldwin).