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hang back

phrasal verb with hang uk   /hæŋ/ us   /hæŋ/ verb
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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.
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