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To make something continue or last longer - synonyms or related words



to make something last longer

draw out

to make something continue longer than usual



to make something such as a situation or process continue, especially one that is wrong, unfair, or dangerous



to make something continue to operate or exist

string out

to make something last longer than necessary

drag out

to make something continue for longer than necessary



very formal

the action of making something last longer

hold over

to let a play or movie continue for longer than was planned because it is so successful

eke out

to make something such as money or food last as long as possible

spin out

to make something last for a long time, usually longer than is good or necessary


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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