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>

1581

First Known Use of hang back

1581


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