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English verb: protract

1. protract (change) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

SamplesWe prolonged our stay.
She extended her visit by another day.
The meeting was drawn out until midnight.

Synonymsdraw out, extend, prolong

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lengthen

Narrower (hyponym)extend, spin, spin out, temporise, temporize

Verb groupcarry, extend

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