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English definition of “linger”

linger

verb [I]    /ˈlɪŋ·ɡər/
to take longer than usual to leave or disappear: We went to small cafes where we could linger over cappuccino. The smell lingered in the kitchen for days. lingering    /ˈlɪŋ·ɡər·ɪŋ/ adjective [not gradable] She has lingering doubts about his ability to do the job.
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