hang back

verb

Definition of hang back

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to drag behind others

  3. 2 :  to be reluctant

Examples of hang back in a Sentence

  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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