malinger

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From French malingrer, from adjective malingre.

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malinger (third-person singular simple present malingers, present participle malingering, simple past and past participle malingered)

  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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