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hang

verb condemn to death, corporal punishment, deprive of life, dispose of by death, end the life of a connemned, inflict capital punishment, inflict mortal punishhent, kill, murder, punish by death, punish with death, put to death, put to death according to law, slay, snuff out the life of, terminate the life of
Associated concepts: death by lethal injection, death penalty, electric chair, gas chamber, right to life
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He hangs back in the net, giving opponents more room to exploit.
But the payload hangs back, temporarily tethered to the crane of a vehicle, 100 yards behind, that resembles a humongous dune buggy.
I love to meet kids and their families after the show, and there's always one kid who hangs back and isn't gregarious, and I just go to that kid innately because I know what they're feeling, because I was a shy kid, too.