Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “draw sth out”

See all translations

draw sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with draw   /drɔː/ us    /drɑː/ (drew, drawn)
to cause something to last longer than is usual or necessary: The director drew the meeting out for another hour.
Translations of “draw sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) (時間上)延長,拉長,拖延…
in Chinese (Simplified) (时间上)延长,拉长,拖延…
(Definition of draw sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of draw sth out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “draw sth out” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More