Meaning of “drag sth out” in the English Dictionary

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"drag sth out" in British English

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drag sth out

phrasal verb with drag uk /dræɡ/ us /dræɡ/ verb -gg-

to cause an event to continue for more time than is necessary or convenient:

I don't want to drag this meeting out too long, so could we run through the main points quickly?

(Definition of “drag sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)