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lin·ger

linger

 
 
pronunciation:
lIng gr
part of speech: verb
inflections: lingers, lingering, lingered
definition: to remain or be slow to leave.
One student lingered after class to talk to the teacher.
synonyms:
remain, stay
similar words:
abide, continue, dawdle, loiter, rest
derivations: lingeringly (adv.), lingerer (n.)