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linger (verb)

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  • linger — ► VERB 1) be slow or reluctant to leave. 2) (linger over) spend a long time over. 3) be slow to fade, disappear, or die. DERIVATIVES lingerer noun lingering adjective. ORIGIN from obsolete leng «p …   English terms dictionary

  • linger — verb (I) 1 to stay somewhere a little longer, especially because you do not want to leave (+ over/on etc): They lingered over coffee and missed the last bus. 2 (always + adv/prep) to continue looking at or dealing with something for longer than… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • linger — verb ADVERB ▪ long ▪ still ▪ forever ▪ It will linger forever in the minds of many people. ▪ on ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • linger — verb be slow or reluctant to leave. ↘(linger over) spend a long time over. ↘(usu. linger on) be slow to disappear or die. Derivatives lingerer noun lingering adjective lingeringly adverb Origin ME: frequentative of obs. leng prolong , of Gmc… …   English new terms dictionary

  • linger — verb To stay or remain. I like to linger in my garden after I have finished working there …   Wiktionary

  • linger — verb 1) the crowd lingered for a long time Syn: wait around, stay, remain, wait, stay put; loiter, dawdle, dally, take one s time; informal stick around, hang around, hang on; archaic tarry Ant: leave 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • linger — verb 1) the crowd lingered Syn: wait (around), stand (around), remain, loiter; informal stick around, hang around/round 2) the infection can linger for years Syn: persist, continue, remain, stay, endure …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • linger — verb (lingered; lingering) Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) lengeren to dwell, frequentative of lengen to prolong, from Old English lengan; akin to Old English lang long Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to be slow in parting or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • linger over — verb delay • Syn: ↑dwell on • Hypernyms: ↑hesitate, ↑waver, ↑waffle • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • linger — lin|ger [ lıŋgər ] verb intransitive * 1. ) to stay somewhere longer or spend longer doing something than necessary for your own enjoyment or benefit: linger over: I like to linger over breakfast and read the newspapers. Many students lingered… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • linger */ — UK [ˈlɪŋɡə(r)] / US [ˈlɪŋɡər] verb [intransitive] Word forms linger : present tense I/you/we/they linger he/she/it lingers present participle lingering past tense lingered past participle lingered 1) to stay somewhere longer than is necessary, or …   English dictionary

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