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lengthenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈleŋ.θən/ us   /ˈleŋ.θən/
C1 to make something longer, or to become longer: I'll have to lengthen this skirt. lengthening waiting lists
If you lengthen something, or it lengthens, it takes longer to happen: There is a plan to lengthen the three-year course to four years.
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(Definition of lengthen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lengthenverb [I/T]

us   /ˈleŋk·θən, ˈleŋ-/
  • lengthen verb [I/T] (DISTANCE)

to make something longer, or to become longer: [T] I’ll have to lengthen this skirt. [I] In the late afternoon, the shadows of the haystacks lengthened.
  • lengthen verb [I/T] (TIME)

to make something take longer to happen, or to become longer: [T] There is a plan to lengthen the summer theater workshop to eight weeks.
(Definition of lengthen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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