stop behind (someone or something)

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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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Hundreds of commuters from Sharjah use the feeder routes -- F22, F23 and F24 -- that serve the bus stops behind Sahara Centre on the Dubai side of Al Nahda, offering connectivity to residents from the Sharjah side of the border.
(ii) cars be at a moderate speed, without any stop or with the minimum stops behind presignals.
In other words, implementing the model would eliminate the cars' stops behind the presignal.
However, cars are not taken into account in presignals, and they are given additional stops behind the presignal.
"It caused all three lanes to stop and cars were having to make emergency stops behind it," said a witness.
"Quick, follow them," said Jesse, and I tried to turn round but the 30 cars doing emergency stops behind me on the narrow New Forest lane clearly didn't appreciate this magical moment.
He slows and then stops behind a line of cars waiting at the tollbooth.
Altering the timing of your routine will prepare you for that moment when the deer stops behind a tree and you have no choice but to wait for a lethal shot.
Furthermore, there was no mention of changing the structure of the Burges to incorporate bus stops behind Primark.
To return, I looked for a bus from the stops behind the new library.
The leader then departs but, as the field approach the straight, the car stops behind a hoarding - perhaps a Racing UK advert!
Philip Reed, vice president of marketing for Express Airlines, said it was unclear whether the parking brakes malfunctioned or if the stops behind the wheels had been placed incorrectly.