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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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