Linger

Definition of Linger

Lin´ger   Pronunciation: lĭņ´gẽr
v. i.1.To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate.
[imp. & p. p. Lingered (lĭņ"gẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lingering.]
v. t.1.To protract; to draw out.
She lingers my desires.
- Shak.
2.To spend or pass in a lingering manner; - with out; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed.

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