LIN'GER, verb intransitive
1. To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow.
Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind.
Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not. 2 Peter 2:3.
2. To hesitate; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense.
Perhaps thou lingerest, in deep thought detained.
3. To remain long in any state. The patient lingers on a bed of sickness.
LIN'GER, verb transitive To protract.