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One entry found for linger.
Main Entry: lin·ger
Pronunciation: primarystresslieng-gschwar
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): lin·gered; lin·ger·ing /-g(schwa-)rieng/
1 : to be slow in quitting a place or activity <lingered in bed>
2 : to be slow to act
- lin·ger·er /-gschwar-schwar/ noun
- lin·ger·ing·ly /-g(schwa-)rieng-lemacron/ adverb
synonyms LINGER, LOITER, LAG mean to pause often without good reason or explanation. LINGER suggests an unwillingness to leave a pleasant place <lingered in the park after the concert>. LOITER suggests aimless wandering or waiting in a place <restless youths loitering in the town square>. LAG suggests an inability or unwillingness to keep up with others <two of the hikers lagged behind the rest of us>.

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