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linger

US [ˈlɪŋɡər]
UK [ˈlɪŋɡə(r)]
  • v.徘徊;逗留;流连;磨蹭
  • Web拖延;蝴蝶飞;留恋
Simple Present:lingers  Present Participle:lingering  Past Tense:lingered  
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v.
1.
[i]
继续存留;缓慢消失to continue to exist for longer than expected
The faint smell of her perfume lingered in the room.
房间里仍飘溢着她那淡淡的香水味。
The civil war lingered on well into the 1930s.
这次内战到 20 世纪 30 年代还拖了好几年。
2.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
流连;逗留;徘徊;花很长时间做(某事);磨蹭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.
她多待了几分钟,想跟尼克谈一谈。
We lingered over breakfast on the terrace.
我们在平台上慢条斯理地吃着早餐。
3.
[i]
~ (on sb/sth)
持续看(或思考)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.
他一直注视着她手指上的钻戒。
4.
[i]
~ (on)
苟延残喘;奄奄一息to stay alive but become weaker
He lingered on for several months after the heart attack.
他心脏病发作后又拖了几个月才去世。

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