English verb: protract
|1.||protract (change) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer|
|Samples||We prolonged our stay.|
She extended her visit by another day.
The meeting was drawn out until midnight.
|Synonyms||draw out, extend, prolong|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||extend, spin, spin out, temporise, temporize|
|Verb group||carry, extend|