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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To draw out or lengthen, esp. in time; extend the duration of; prolong.

Usage examples (35)
  • Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
  • Nor did she have the audacity to protract her stay.
  • It is almost better to decide wrong than to protract the contest.
  • The guest did not protract his stay that evening above an hour longer. for more
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