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English verb: linger

1. linger (stative) remain present although waning or gradually dying


SamplesHer perfume lingered on.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)persist, remain, stay

2. linger (stative) be about


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


Synonymsfootle, hang around, lallygag, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)lurch, prowl

3. linger (motion) leave slowly and hesitantly


Synonymstarry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

4. linger (motion) take one's time; proceed slowly


Synonymsdawdle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Antonymsbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, hasten

5. linger (stative) move to and fro


SamplesThe shy student lingered in the corner.


Synonymshover


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hesitate, waffle, waver









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