string sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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string sth out

phrasal verb with string uk   us   /strɪŋ/ verb [T] (strung, strung)

string sth out (GROUP)

If a ​group of ​similar things or ​people are ​strung out, they are in a ​longline with ​spaces between each one: Most of Canada's ​population is ​strung out along ​its 5,525-mile ​border with the US The ​geese were ​strung out along the ​riverbank.

string sth out (ACTIVITY)

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.
(Definition of string sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “string sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 分组, 使分开成一列…
in Chinese (Traditional) 分組, 使分開成一列…
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