Linger and Wait


Linger verb - To move or act slowly.

Wait is a synonym for linger in continue topic. In some cases you can use "Wait" instead a verb "Linger", when it comes to topics like action, state, stay, loiter. popular alternative

Nearby Words: lingering, lingerer


Wait verb - To remain in place in readiness or expectation of something.
Usage example: please wait here, and we'll seat you shortly

Linger is a synonym for wait in action topic. You can use "Linger" instead a verb "Wait", if it concerns topics such as state, continue, stay, pause. popular alternative

Nearby Words: waited, waiting, waiter

Common collocations

way linger way wait way
bit linger bit wait bit
little linger little wait little
minutes linger minutes wait minutes
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