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string sth out

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with string   /strɪŋ/ (strung, strung) us  

(GROUP)

If a group of similar things or people are strung out, they are in a long line with spaces between each one: Most of Canada's population is strung out along its 5,525-mile border with the US The geese were strung out along the river bank.

(ACTIVITY)

to make an activity last longer than necessary: I think the lawyer's just stringing out the case so that he'll earn more money.
Translations of “string sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分組, 使分開成一列…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分组, 使分开成一列…
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