Meaning of “hang back” in the English Dictionary

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"hang back" in British English

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hang back

phrasal verb with hang uk /hæŋ/ 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 their hotel rooms, but I hung back.

(Definition of “hang back” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)