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Definition 1: take one's time; proceed slowly - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for linger in the sense of this definition

(linger is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 2: leave slowly and hesitantly - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for linger in the sense of this definition

(linger is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Definition 3: be about - [verb of stative]

Samples where linger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
  • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Synonyms for linger in the sense of this definition

(linger is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of linger ) loiter about, with no apparent aim

Definition 4: move to and fro - [verb of stative]

Samples where linger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The shy student lingered in the corner

Synonyms for linger in the sense of this definition

(linger is a kind of ...) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

Definition 5: remain present although waning or gradually dying - [verb of stative]

Samples where linger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her perfume lingered on

(linger is a kind of ...) stay behind

"The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"

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