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linger /'liɳgə/
  • nội động từ
    • nấn ná, lần lữa, chần chừ, nán lại
      • to linger at home after leave: chần chừ ở nhà sau khi hết phép
      • to linger over (upon) a subject: viết (nói) dằng dai về một vấn đề
    • kéo dài
      • to linger over a meal: kéo dài một bữa ăn
    • chậm trễ, la cà
      • to linger on the way: la cà trên đường đi
    • sống lai nhai (người ốm nặng); còn rơi rớt lại (phong tục...)
    • ngoại động từ
      • kéo dài
        • to linger out one's life: kéo dài cuộc sống lây lất khổ cực
      • làm chậm trễ
      • lãng phí (thời gian)
    Concise Dictionary
    +remain present although waning or gradually dying
    +be about
    +leave slowly and hesitantly
    +take one's time; proceed slowly
    +move to and fro

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 Sometimes, linger on. stay (behind), remain, tarry, loiter, persist, hang on, endure, persevere, survive, Colloq hang or stick about or around:
    The smell of tobacco lingered for hours after he had gone. He lingered on for a day, then died from his wounds
    2 pause, dawdle, dally, lag, idle:
    She lingered for a moment at the jeweller's window.
    3 Often, linger on or over. dwell on, elaborate, harp on, labour:
    I shall not linger over the details of the crime.
    4 procrastinate, dither, shilly-shally, temporize:
    You must stop lingering and decide today.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb [V]
    1 ~ (on) to continue to exist for longer than expected: The faint smell of her perfume lingered in the room. + The civil war lingered on well into the 1930s.
    2 [usually +adv./prep.] to stay somewhere for longer because you do not want to leave; to spend a long time doing sth: She lingered for a few minutes to talk to Nick. + We lingered over breakfast on the terrace.
    3 ~ (on sb/sth) to continue to look at sb/sth or think about sth for longer than usual: His eyes lingered on the diamond ring on her finger.
    4 ~ (on) to stay alive but become weaker: He lingered on for several months after the heart attack.
    Collocation Dictionary


    long | faintly
    The smell of lavender lingered faintly in the room.
    | still | on
    The feelings of hurt and resentment lingered on for years.


    Her eyes lingered on the stranger's face.
    | over
    They stayed in the restaurant, lingering over coffee.

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