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"hang back" in British English

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hang back

phrasal verb with hang uk   us   /hæŋ/ verb
(Definition of hang back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hang back" in American English

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hang back

phrasal verb with hang  us   /hæŋ/ verb (past tense and past participle hung  /hʌŋ/ )
to ​wait before doing something, esp. when ​others have already ​begun: Most of them went up to ​theirhotelrooms, but I hung back.
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