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