Definition of malinger verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

malinger

 verb
verb
NAmE//məˈlɪŋɡər//
 
be malingering[intransitive](disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they malinger
 
he / she / it malingers
 
past simple malingered
 
-ing form malingering
 
 
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to pretend to be sick, especially in order to avoid work
 
noun
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