Linger synonyms

lĭng'gər
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To keep up in a race or contest:
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To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
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To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
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To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
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To fail to keep up a pace; straggle:
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To follow behind:
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To be reluctant; not be sure that one should
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To trudge along or over.
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To walk, esp. wearily or laboriously
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(Colloquial) To walk (a distance or journey) wearily or with effort; to walk about or over (a place).
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To appear about to collapse:
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(Sports) To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
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To take more time than necessary:
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To move with a rumbling noise.
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To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
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To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
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To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another.
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(Intransitive) To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
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To procrastinate.
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Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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To waste; squander
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To move slowly on the hands and knees or by dragging the body along the ground; creep:
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To hang or droop laxly:
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(Archaic) To sway from one side to the other.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To take more time to do something than is considered acceptable.
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To busy oneself or proceed in a trifling, ineffective, or aimless way; dawdle
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To walk lamely or awkwardly; limp
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To go reluctantly
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To go reluctantly
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To go reluctantly
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To sit down and not do anything important.
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(Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
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(Informal) To wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.
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(Idiomatic) To be idle; to fail to make progress.
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To go slowly
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To be left as still to be dealt with:
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To go slowly
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To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
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To be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
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To speak or write at length; expatiate:
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(Intransitive, often with about or around) To occupy oneself idly or without clear purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, sometimes as a form of procrastination.
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To move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter:
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To stick out; protrude
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To continue to live after or in spite of
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To dwell, remain, reside, or stay.
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(Archaic) To endure or tolerate
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To cease or suspend the action of temporarily; stop for an interim:
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(Idiomatic) To stay; to linger; to remain.
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To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
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Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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To move or act in a lazy, relaxed way; loll:
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(Chiefly Brit., Informal) To act or talk foolishly
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(US) To dawdle; to be lazy or idle; to avoid necessary work or effort.
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(Intransitive) To do nothing, to be idle.
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(See lollygag.) To dawdle; to be lazy or idle; to avoid necessary work or effort.
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(Intransitive) To be in a casual non-committal relationship
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To hang out or wait around a location, preferably without drawing attention to oneself.
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(Intransitive, usually of a group of people) To move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.
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(Intransitive, usually of a group of people) To move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.
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To cause to hover:
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To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
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