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hang back

hang back

verb

Definition of HANG BACK

intransitive verb
1
:  to drag behind others
2
:  to be reluctant

Examples of HANG BACK

  1. <even though the young mother wanted the job, she still hung back because she wasn't sure if she should spend time away from her family>

First Known Use of HANG BACK

1581

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