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linger(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to wait around)
a. quedarse
This part of town is no place to linger after dark.No es aconsejable quedarse en esta zona de la ciudad después del anochecer.
b. entretenerse
He lingered a while in the café, hoping she might happen to turn up.Se entretuvo un rato en el café con la esperanza de que por casualidad ella apareciera.
2. (to persist)
a. persistir
When Ian cooks a curry, the smell lingers for days afterwards.Cuando Ian cocina curry, el olor persiste durante días.
b. perdurar
Old customs and superstitions still lingered in the village.Perduraban las antiguas costumbres y supersticiones en el pueblo.
c. sobrevivir
Traditions introduced by the Spanish conquistadors linger on to this day.Algunas tradiciones que introdujeron los conquistadores españoles sobreviven hasta el día de hoy.
d. seguir vivo
Their defeat at the hands of the French had been many years ago, but the memory lingered on.Su derrota a manos de los franceses ocurrió hace muchos años, pero aún seguía vivo el recuerdo.
3. (to spend a long time)
a. detenerse
The camera lingers on her face as they deliver her the news.La cámara se detiene sobre su cara mientras le dan la noticia.
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linger
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (person)
a. entretenerse
2. (smell, custom)
a. perdurar, persistir
to linger behindrezagarse
to linger over doing somethingquedarse haciendo algo
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linger [ˈlɪŋɡəʳ]
intransitive verb
1 (be unwilling to go) rezagarse; tardar en marcharse
2 (also linger on) (in dying) tardar en morirse; [+pain] persistir; durar; [+doubts] persistir; quedar; [+smell] persistir; tardar en desaparecer; [+tradition] sobrevivir; [+memory] pervivir; seguir vivo
3 (take one's time)
to linger on a subject dilatarse con un tema; I let my eye linger on the scene seguía sin apartar los ojos de la escena; to linger over doing sth tardar or no darse prisa en hacer algo; to linger over a meal comer despacio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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