Definitions

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  • v. To extend or lengthen excessively.
  • v. To haul or bring out forcefully or as though with force.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. proceed for an extended period of time
  • v. last unnecessarily long

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Examples

  • I could not think of breaking in upon their happy beautiful existence by firing among them, but our dog Juno was by no means so considerate; for all at once I heard a plunge, and saw her drag out of the water a most peculiar-looking creature, something like a small otter, but not above twenty-two inches in length, which she would have torn to pieces, had we not hurried up and taken it from her.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • The term “filibuster” by this point in history encompassed not only the traditional Senate “talkathon,” but also a variety of delaying tactics on the Senate floor that were designed to drag out a nomination long enough to kill it.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Lucille, as ever, tried to disown the title by saying that such nonsenses had been abolished in the revolution and, besides, anyone connected to an ancient French family could drag out a title from somewhere.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Urien struck like a snake, flashing a hand into the bosom of Fidelis's habit, down within the ample folds, to drag out of hiding the length of the silver chain, and the trophy that hung hidden upon it, warmed by the flesh and the heart beneath.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • And thus do folk in Shlaku drag out a miserable existence.

    High Albania

  • Chinese midwives tickle the fauces with a feather to produce vomiting, and then forcibly drag out the placenta, which is the death of many women. 3

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • If Bessus killed Darius and took the throne, that would drag out the fight, especially as the satrap was a skilled warrior and general who had the loyalty of the Bactrians and other eastern provinces.

    Alexander the Great

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