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  • linger over — spend a long time over. → linger …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • 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 — lin|ger [ˈlıŋgə US ər] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: leng [i] to lengthen, delay (11 16 centuries), from Old English lengan] 1.) also linger on to continue to exist, be noticeable etc for longer than is usual or desirable ▪ a taste that lingers in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 — v. (d; intr.) to linger over ( to take one s time with ) (don t linger over your coffee) * * * [ lɪngə] (d; intr.) to linger over (don t linger over your coffee; to take one s time with ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — lingerer, n. lingeringly, adv. /ling geuhr/, v.i. 1. to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from reluctance to leave: We lingered awhile after the party. 2. to remain alive; continue or persist, although gradually …   Universalium

  • linger — [[t]lɪ̱ŋgə(r)[/t]] lingers, lingering, lingered 1) VERB When something such as an idea, feeling, or illness lingers, it continues to exist for a long time, often much longer than expected. [V adv/prep] The scent of her perfume lingered on in the… …   English dictionary

  • linger — [ˈlɪŋgə] verb [I] 1) to stay somewhere for a long time, or to do something for a long time I like to linger over breakfast and read the newspapers.[/ex] 2) to continue for a long time Doubts still linger about his honesty.[/ex] • linger on …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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