hang back

verb
hung back; hanging back; hangs back

Definition of hang back

intransitive verb

1 : to drag behind others
2 : to be reluctant

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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hang back

hang behind

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“Hang back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20back. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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