Another word for linger
To go reluctantly
tarry, stay, wait, saunter, lag, trail, hesitate, delay, plod, trudge, traipse, falter, totter, stagger, dawdle, lumber, procrastinate, slouch, shuffle, trifle, potter, fritter away time, shilly-shally, dillydally, idle, crawl, loll, vacillate, take one's time, wait, putter, hobble, be dilatory, be tardy, be long, sit around*, hang around*, hang back*, let the grass grow under one's feet*; see also loiter.
To go slowly
Another word for lingerverb
To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave:abide, bide, pause, stay1, tarry, wait. See continue
To continue to be in a place:abide, bide, remain, stay1, tarry, wait. (Informal) stick around. Idiom: stay put. See continue
To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered:dally, dawdle, delay, dilly-dally, drag, lag, loiter, poke, procrastinate, tarry, trail. Idioms: drag one's feet (or heels), mark time, take one's time. See fast