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verb [intransitive] linger pronunciation in American English /ˈlɪŋɡər/
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present tense
present participlelingering
past tenselingered
past participlelingered

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  1. 1
    to stay somewhere longer than is necessary, or to spend longer doing something than is necessary, because it is enjoyable or helpful to you
    I like to linger over breakfast and read the newspapers.
    Many students lingered after class.
    linger on: She let her eyes linger on him.
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    linger on

    to last or continue for a long time
    The smell of fish lingered in the kitchen.
    linger in the mind/memory: His face lingered in her memory.
    Doubts still linger about his honesty.
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