To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate.
- To be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance; tarry. See Synonyms at stay1.
- To remain feebly alive for some time before dying.
- To persist: an aftertaste that lingers.
- To proceed slowly; saunter.
- To be tardy in acting; procrastinate.
- To pass (a period of time) in a leisurely or aimless manner.