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linger

1 verb of smell, feeling, illness, etc. INTRANSITIVEthe smell lingered in the room mhair an boladh sa seomra, d'fhan rian den bholadh sa seomrathe thought still lingers with me that he was serious tá barúil agam go fóill go raibh sé dáiríre, sílim fós féin go raibh sé dáiríreits influence lingered into the twentieth century mhair an tionchar a bhí aige go dtí an fichiú haoisthe game lingered in my mind for years to come bhí mearchuimhne agam ar an gcluiche go ceann na mbliantahis memory will linger on forever mairfidh a chuimhne go deo 2 verb stay longer than you need INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m ufan timpeall PhrV  c m ufan thart  c m ucroch thartwe used to linger a minute after the lectures d'fhanaimis thart ar feadh tamaill i ndiaidh na léachtaí, ba ghnách linn crochadh thart tamaill i ndiaidh na léachtaíhe lingered downstairs until we were ready d'fhan sé thíos staighre go dtí go rabhamar réidhI heard something which made me linger at the door chuala mé rud éigin a thug orm fanacht tamaillín ag an dorasthey often linger too long on their way is minic leo strambán a dhéanamh ar a mbealach
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3 verb live longer than expected INTRANSITIVEhe lingered for a week before he died choinnigh sé greim ar an mbeatha ar feadh seachtaine sular bhásaigh sé

lingering

adjectiveyou should address now any lingering doubt you have ba chóir duit tabhairt faoi aon amhras atá ort fós anois, ba cheart duit aon amhras atá fós ort a ghlanadh anois, ba cheart duit díriú ar aon ruainne amhrais atá fanta ort anoishe died a lonely and lingering death bás uaigneach fadálach a fuair sé
phrasal verbs

linger on

(v + prep) TRANSITIVEshe lingered on that thought for another moment choinnigh sí an smaoineamh sin ina ceann tamall eileit's not an image I like to linger on ní íomhá é ar mian liom bheith ag machnamh air an iomarca, ní maith liom smaoineamh barraíocht ar an íomhá sin

linger over

(v + prep) TRANSITIVEthey lingered over an enjoyable meal bhain siad lán súip as béile breá taitneamhach, ní raibh deifir ar bith orthu lena mbéile breáshe lingered as much as she could over the task bhain sí a oiread fad is a thiocfadh léi as an tasc, chaith sí a oiread ama is a d'fhéadfadh sí ar an tasc