English version

languish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlanguishlan‧guish /ˈlæŋɡwɪʃ/ verb [intransitive]  1 STAY/NOT LEAVEif someone languishes somewhere, they are forced to remain in a place where they are unhappylanguish in Shaw languished in jail for fifteen years.2 FAILif something languishes, it fails to improve and develop or become successfulfounder opp flourish The housing market continues to languish. The shares are languishing at just 46p after yesterday’s fall. West Ham United are currently languishing at the bottom of the league.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
languish inTran spend five long years languishing in refugee camps.The case has languished in the courts for years.
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Verb table
languish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylanguish
he, she, itlanguishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylanguished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave languished
he, she, ithas languished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad languished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill languish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have languished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam languishing
he, she, itis languishing
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you, we, theyare languishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas languishing
you, we, theywere languishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been languishing
he, she, ithas been languishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been languishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be languishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been languishing
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