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English definition of “spin sth out”

spin sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with spin   /spɪn/ (present participle spinning, past tense spun, past participle UK also span) us  
to make something such as an activity or story last longer than usual or necessary, or as long as possible: Can we spin our holiday out for a few more days? Somehow, she managed to spin her story out so that it took her the whole train journey to tell it.
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