slouch behind (someone or something)

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slouch behind (someone or something)

To droop or hunch behind someone or something, especially in an awkward or uncomfortable manner. The child slouched behind her parents nervously as they talked with her teacher about the incident. We all slouched behind the small partition to find a bit of shelter from the icy wind.
See also: behind, slouch

slouch behind something

to remain behind something, slouching with depression, fear, or the intent of not being observed. Jim slouched behind a chair where no one could see him. A weary clerk slouched behind the counter, wanting a nap more than anything else.
See also: behind, slouch
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A low winter sun slouches behind rows of barren branches that mask the fields and hills beyond.
Leicester are no slouches behind the scrum, with pace out wide, and the scores could mount up.