What is another word for hanging back?

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Present participle for to avoid proceeding through reluctance
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“We also have quite a few contributors who like to hang back and give us something only when the spirit moves them.”
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Present participle for fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
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Present participle for to shy away from, or have misgivings about
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Present participle for interrupt action or speech briefly
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Present participle for to stay in a place, typically for longer than necessary
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Present participle for to pursue, typically in order to keep track of, or to apprehend, someone
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The action of pausing before saying or doing something
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Adjective
Tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking
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