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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrag out
he/she/itdrags out
present participledragging out
past tensedragged out
past participledragged out
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  1. to make something continue for longer than necessary

    Let’s not drag this meeting out any more than we have already.

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