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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lin·ger /ˈlɪŋgɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lin·ger v. i. [imp. &  p. p. Lingered p. pr. & vb. n. Lingering.]  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.
    Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind.   --Gray.
    Perhaps thou linger'st, in deep thoughts detained.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To loiter; lag; saunter; delay; tarry; stop; hesitate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lin·ger, v. t.
 1. To protract; to draw out. [Obs.]
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her
           perfume lingered on"
      2: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the
         Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around
         the department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag,
          loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry,
          lurk, mill about, mill around]
      3: leave slowly and hesitantly [syn: tarry]
      4: take one's time; proceed slowly [syn: dawdle] [ant: rush]
      5: move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"
         [syn: hover]