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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佈在與美國交界的5525英哩長的邊境上。
The geese were strung out along the river bank. 那些鵝沿著河岸排成一列。


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. 我認為那個律師只不過是為了多賺錢而故意拖長案件的受理時間。

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

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