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English definition of “string sth out”

string sth out

(GROUP) phrasal verb with string     /strɪŋ/ verb [T] (strung, strung)
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.Placing and positioning an object
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