drag out

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Verb1.drag out - last unnecessarily long
last, endure - persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days"
2.drag out - proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours"
proceed, go - follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
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w>drag out

vt sep
meeting, discussion etcin die Länge ziehen
(= extract) eventually I had to drag it out of himschließlich musste ich es ihm aus der Nase ziehen (inf)
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