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linger

lin·ger

linger

 
 
pronunciation:
lIng gr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lingered, lingering, lingers
definition 1: to remain or be slow to leave.
A few guests lingered after the party was over.
synonyms:
hang around, remain, stay, tarry
similar words:
abide, bide, continue, dawdle, loiter, pause, rest
definition 2: to be slow to end or go out of use.
He lingered between life and death.Some customs linger beyond their usefulness.
synonyms:
endure, last, remain
similar words:
continue, hang on, persevere, persist, tarry
definition 3: to remain in the mind or emotions.
Her suspicion still lingers.
synonyms:
abide, endure, persist
similar words:
continue, remain
definition 4: to be slow to act or proceed; dawdle; delay.
Stop lingering and get on with your work.
synonyms:
dawdle, delay, dilly-dally, loaf, poke, procrastinate, tarry
similar words:
diddle, idle, laze, loiter, lollygag, putter, wait
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to spend (a period of time) in a slow, lazy manner (usu. fol. by away or out).
We lingered away our vacation.
synonyms:
dawdle, idle, laze, loaf, lounge
similar words:
dally, fritter
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derivations: lingeringly (adv.), lingerer (n.)