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malinger

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Etymology

From French malingrer, from adjective malingre.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to malinger

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to malinger (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To feign illness, injury, or incapacitation in order to avoid work or obligation.
    It is not uncommon on exam days for several students to malinger rather than prepare themselves.

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