Part of speech:
Of long duration
Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
Of long duration
Constantly repeated; continued
A sojourn; stay
(Computers) To position a pointer over an object or area of the screen, causing a pop-up box to appear or other change to occur:
To stay hidden, ready to spring out, attack, etc.; lie in wait
To wait or stay temporarily:
To lounge is defined as to lay around or sit around in some kind of comfortable couch or chair.
To hover over or remain near an area:
To remain temporarily neglected, unattended to, or postponed:
Trifle is defined as to treat someone without respect, or to waste time playing or doing silly and frivolous things.
To remain alive or in existence.
To pause; tarry; wait; delay
To saunter is defined as to stroll or walk slowly.
To stay while others go
To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
To get going; move along.
To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
To draw (something) out over a period of time; protract tediously or painfully
To waste time in hesitation or vacillation; loiter or dawdle
To be or stay near, as if holding fast
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
Hobble is defined as to limp. walk or speak in an awkward way, or to cause some other person or animal to have trouble moving forward or walking.
To spend (time) doing minor or unimportant activities:
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
To let the tongue hang from the mouth in this way.
To move or go slowly or feebly
To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
(Intransitive) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
To walk or move clumsily or heavily.
To walk unsteadily or feebly; stagger.
Falter is defined as to move in an uncertain way or to hesitate in word or action.
Traipse is to walk about without purpose or to walk about in a tired and reluctant way.
To trudge is to walk slowly and laboriously.
To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
To dwell, remain, reside, or stay.
To pause is defined as to stop for a brief period of time.
To move or go swiftly or impetuously; dash
To set out or depart; go:
To be discarded or abolished:
To hurry is defined as to rush, move quickly or do something faster than is comfortable.
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
In a dissipated, immoderate way:
(Intransitive) To abide; to remain; to continue.
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