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linger

Synonyms of linger in English:

verb

  • 1 the crowd lingered for a long time
    wait around, stay, remain, wait, stay put;
    informal stick around, hang around, hang on
    archaic tarry
    [Antonyms] leave
  • 2 the infection can linger for many years
    persist, continue, remain, stay, endure, carry on, last, keep on/up
    [Antonyms] vanish, disappear
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