hang back


Synonyms and Antonyms of HANG BACK

to show uncertainty about the right course of action <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>
Near Antonyms decide; budge, stir; advance, continue
Antonyms dive (in), plunge (in)


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