Translation of "string sth out" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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string sth out

phrasal verb with string uk /strɪŋ/ us /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 加拿大的大部分人口分布在与美国交界的5525英里长的边境上。
The geese were strung out along the river bank. 那些鹅沿河岸排成一列。


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. 我认为那个律师只不过是为多赚钱故意拖长案件受理时间。

(Translation of “string sth out” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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