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Another word for linger

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Verb
  1. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

      1. To stand fast; remain; go on being
      2. To wait patiently for:
      3. (Archaic) To stay; reside (in or at)
      1. To stay:
      2. To wait; tarry.
      3. To stay; continue
      1. To hesitate:
      2. To cease or suspend an action temporarily:
      3. To cease or suspend the action of temporarily; stop for an interim:
      1. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
      2. To brace or support with a stay or stays
      3. (Archaic) To wait for; await:
      1. To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing something:
      2. To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
      3. To wait for; await.
      1. To remain or rest in expectation:
      2. To be a waiter or waitress at:
      3. To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
    See also:

    continue

  2. To continue to be in a place

    Idioms:
    See also:

    continue

  3. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered

      1. To flirt; play at love
      2. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
      3. To spend (time) idly:
      1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
      2. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
      3. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
      1. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
      2. To put off to a future time; postpone
      3. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
      1. Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
      2. To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
      1. To bring up or catch by such means.
      2. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
      3. To be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
      1. (Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
      2. To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
      3. To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
      1. To walk or move slowly and indolently, with frequent stops and pauses; often, specif., to linger aimlessly in a public place
      2. To stand idly about; linger without any purpose.
      3. (--- Law) To violate a law or ordinance that prohibits persons from remaining in a given location without a clear purpose for an extended period of time, especially when behaving in a manner indicating a possible threat to persons or property in the vicinity.
      1. To thrust forward; appear:
      2. To push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod
      3. To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
      1. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
      2. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
      3. To postpone or delay needlessly.
      1. To wait for; await.
      2. To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
      3. To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
      1. To follow the course taken by; pursue:
      2. To become gradually fainter; dwindle:
      3. To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag

Another word for linger

Verb
  1. To go reluctantly

    See also:

    loiter

  2. To go slowly

    See also:

    delay

    hinder

    wait