stop behind

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stop behind (someone or something)

To come right up to the rear of someone or something and stop moving, especially while driving in a car. I pulled over to let the police car go past, but then they stopped right behind me. Someone walked over and stopped behind me, breathing heavily down my neck. I wish I hadn't stopped behind this huge truck. Now I'll be breathing its exhaust fumes the whole time we're stuck in traffic!
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stop behind someone or something

to bring oneself or one's vehicle to a stop behind someone or something. I stopped behind Fred at the red light. Fred stopped behind a minivan.
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Unfortunately the bus, on an incline, had to stop behind the car in front, which was in a wheel-spin on impacted snow.
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He said: "Another vehicle, a car, was directed to stop behind the van.
I DON'T think its a good idea to make traffic stop behind school buses.
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The incident happened in John Bright Street on the number 41 bus while it was parked at a stop behind Abigail's nightclub.
Will is unceremoniously plopped from the getaway car into the snow, and Chino rolls to a dead stop behind the wheel.
15pm on Saturday, when she heard a car stop behind her.
Pump House Near Sump Tank at 5 no stop behind Market ward 46 Zone 07
One of the police cars pulls to a stop behind the car, while the other drives past before reversing back into view seconds later.
It activates automatically at 25mph and retracts at 9mph while a draught stop behind the rear head restraints is self adjusting when the back seats are occupied.