Meaning of “linger” in the English Dictionary

"linger" in British English

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lingerverb [ I ]

uk /ˈlɪŋ.ɡər/ us /ˈlɪŋ.ɡɚ/
lingerer
noun [ C ] uk /ˈlɪŋ.ɡər.ər/ us /ˈlɪŋ.ɡɚ.ɚ/

(Definition of “linger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"linger" in American English

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lingerverb [ I ]

us /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
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈlɪŋ·ɡər·ɪŋ/

She has lingering doubts about his ability to do the job.

(Definition of “linger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)