linger definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • becoming sluggish in making, especially out-of reluctance; tarry. See Synonyms at stay1.
    • to keep feebly live for quite a while before dying.
    • To continue: an aftertaste that lingers.
    • To continue slowly; saunter.
    • becoming tardy in acting; procrastinate.
    • To hesitate; to loiter; to stay or wait long; becoming sluggish or hesitant in parting or going; become sluggish in deciding; to stay in anticipation; to hesitate.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pass (a period of time) in a leisurely or aimless fashion.
    • To protract; to attract aside.
    • to invest or pass in a lingering manner; -- without.
  • verb:
    • To stay or stay static in somewhere or circumstance, specifically like reluctant to depart or otherwise not effortlessly able to do so.
    • To remain alive or existent although however proceeding toward demise or extinction; to die gradually.
    • To consider or consider for some time; to take part in analytical reasoning or discussion.
    • move to and fro
    • remain current although waning or gradually dying
    • be about
    • just take an individual's time; continue slowly
    • leave slowly and hesitantly
  • others:
    • To make long; prolong; protract; wait; put-off; defer.
    • to expend in an inactive or tedious way; drag: without having, and quite often away.
    • to stay in a location or circumstances for an unusual, undue, or unforeseen amount of time; defer activity, motion, decision, etc., either from interest or requisite; hold-back; tarry; wait; loiter.

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