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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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)
References in classic literature ?
So far, we can drag out the dawn to twice its normal length in these latitudes.
With a keen cutting-spade, Queequeg lances the gums; then the jaw is lashed down to ringbolts, and a tackle being rigged from aloft, they drag out these teeth, as Michigan oxen drag stumps of old oaks out of wild wood-lands.
And here is Cornelius, whom they now likewise drag out of the carriage, -- Cornelius, who is already quite broken and mangled by the torture.