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

draw out

to make something continue longer than usual

drag out

to make something continue for longer than necessary

spin out

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

prolong

verb

to make something last longer

perpetuate

verb

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

string out

to make something last longer than necessary

eke out

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

keep

verb

to make something continue to operate or exist

extend

verb

to increase the time that something lasts

keep

verb

to make someone continue doing something

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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a stupid person

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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