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(intr, adverb) to remain in a place after others have left; linger
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How to use hang behind in a sentence
Then he would hang behind on our way home, evidently greatly distressed at his ignorance.Captain Mugford|W.H.G. Kingston
By this time he was decidedly in a fidget, and began to hang behind.
Jessup passed the blue ribbon round his neck, letting the cross hang behind.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
You must clap on all sail, on the prizes; and I shall hang behind a bit, and tackle the gunboats.Held Fast For England|G. A. Henty
But the devil's in that fellow; every inn we stop at, he will always hang behind, chattering to the bar-maid, or chamber-maid.Wild Oats|John O'Keeffe