HyperDic: linger

English > 5 senses of the word linger:
VERBstativelingerremain present although waning or gradually dying
stativelinger, loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, lurk, mill about, mill aroundbe about
motionlinger, tarryleave slowly and hesitantly
motionlinger, dawdletake one's time
stativelinger, hovermove to and fro
linger > pronunciation
Soundslih'nger; lih'ngger
Rhymesbanger ... zinger: 28 rhymes with nger...
agar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > linger: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningRemain present although waning or gradually dying.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Her perfume lingered on"
Broaderpersist, remain, stayStay behind
Spanishpermanecer
Catalanperviure
English > linger: 5 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe about.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsloiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, lurk, mill about, mill around
Narrowerprowl, lurchloiter about, with no apparent aim
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishacechar, dar vueltas, demorarse, entretenerse, holgazanear, merodear, perder el tiempo, permanecer, pulular, quedarse, vagar
Catalandemorar-se, dropejar, entretenir-se, gandulejar, pul·lular, voltar
Nounslingerersomeone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
English > linger: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningLeave slowly and hesitantly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymtarry
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishdemorarse, quedarse atrás, tardar
Catalandemorar-se, demorar, endarrerir-se, retardar, trigar
English > linger: 5 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningTake one's time; proceed slowly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymdawdle
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
See alsolinger overdelay
Oppositerush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itMove fast
Spanishdemorarse
Catalananar a poc a poc, demorar-se, demorar, persistir, retardar, trigar
English > linger: 5 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningMove to and fro.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The shy student lingered in the corner"
Synonymhover
Broaderhesitate, waver, wafflepause or hold back in uncertainty / uncertainty or unwillingness
Spanishrevolotear, rondar
Catalanflotar, oronejar, surar, voletejar

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