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spin sth out

phrasal verb with spin uk   us   /spɪn/ verb (present participle spinning, past tense spun, past participle UK also span)
to make something such as an ​activity or ​story last ​longer than ​usual or ​necessary, or as ​long as ​possible: Can we ​spinourholiday out for a few more ​days? Somehow, she ​managed to ​spin her ​story out so that it took her the ​wholetrainjourney to ​tell it.
(Definition of spin sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spin sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…延长, 尽可能拖长…
in Turkish uzattıkça uzatmak, gereksiz yere uzatmak…
in Russian затягивать, растягивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…延長, 盡可能拖長…
in Polish przeciągać coś…
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