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Dictionary definition for: Linger

1. (v) remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"

2. (v) be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square" "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

3. (v) leave slowly and hesitantly

4. (v) take one''s time; proceed slowly

5. (v) move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"

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