hang back

verb

Definition of hang back 

intransitive verb

1 : to drag behind others

2 : to be reluctant

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Examples of hang back in a Sentence

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hang back was in 1581

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