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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theystring out
he/she/itstrings out
present participlestringing out
past tensestrung out
past participlestrung out
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to arrange something in a long line

    The South Isles are strung out in a line from Mainland to South Ronaldsay.

  2. 2
    to make something last longer than necessary

    They had to string things out until the Duke arrived.

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