副词:lingeringly 名词:lingerer 动词过去式:lingered 过去分词:lingered 现在分词:lingering 第三人称单数:lingers
v [I, Ipr, Ip]
1 stay for a long time; be unwilling to leave 逗留; 徘徊
*She lingered after the concert, hoping to meet the star. 音乐会後她徘徊不去, 希望能一见明星.
* linger about/around/on 在附近[在周围/不断]徘徊.
2 be slow; dawdle 动作迟缓; 磨蹭; 拖沓
*There's no time to linger it'll soon be dark. 没时间拖延了--天快黑了.
* linger (long) over one's meal 慢腾腾吃饭.
3 remain in existence althoughbecoming weaker 苟延残喘; 奄奄一息
*Though desperately ill he could linger on (ie not die) for months. 他虽病入膏肓, 却尚能苟延数月.
* The custom still lingers (on) in some villages. 此风俗在有些村里至今犹存.
* The smell of her perfume lingered in the empty house. 空屋里仍然飘溢着她的香水味.
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: leng 'to lengthen, delay' (11-16 centuries), from Old English lengan]
to continue to exist, be noticeable etc for longer than is usual or desirable
a taste that lingers in your mouth
Unfortunately the tax will linger on until April.
to stay somewhere a little longer, especially because you do not want to leave
They lingered over coffee and missed the last bus.
I spent a week at Kandersteg and could happily have lingered on.
[always + adverb/preposition]
to continue looking at or dealing with something for longer than is usual or desirable
Mike let his eyes linger on her face.
There's no need to linger over this stage of the interview.
to continue to live although you are slowly dying
He surprised all the doctors by lingering on for several weeks.