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hang back

verb + adverb
  • he went to the door, but the others hung back
    él se acercó a la puerta, pero los demás se quedaron atrás
    she hung back, waiting for the best moment to speak
    se contuvo, esperando el mejor momento para hablar
    he hung back from voicing his own opinion
    se abstuvo de expresar su opinión
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