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v. lin·gered, lin·ger·ing, lin·gers
v. intr.
1. To be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance; tarry. See Synonyms at stay1.
2. To remain feebly alive for some time before dying.
3. To persist: an aftertaste that lingers.
4. To proceed slowly; saunter.
5. To be tardy in acting; procrastinate.

v. tr.
To pass (a period of time) in a leisurely or aimless manner.

[Middle English lengeren, frequentative of lengen, to prolong, from Old English lengan. See del-1 in Indo-European Roots.]

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