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malingerverb [I]

uk   /məˈlɪŋ.ɡər/  us   /-ɡɚ/ disapproving
(Definition of malinger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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malingerverb [I]

uk   us   /məˈlɪŋɡər/
HR to pretend to be ill in ​order to ​avoid having to ​work: They weren't sure if she was really ill, or just malingering. As ​private investigators, we can ​helpbusinessesidentify dishonest and malingering ​employees.
(Definition of malinger from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “malinger”
in Spanish fingirse enfermo…
in Vietnamese giả vờ ốm để trốn việc…
in Malaysian pura-pura sakit…
in Thai แกล้งป่วย…
in French tirer au flanc…
in German sich krank stellen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为逃避工作)诈病,装病…
in Indonesian pura-pura sakit…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為逃避工作)詐病,裝病…
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