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Phrasal Verbs

draw out

This page is about the phrasal verb draw out

Meaning: to make something last longer than usual or longer than necessary

Synonym: prolong

For example:

  • be drawn out The trial was drawn out for another month or two by the defense attorney's delaying tactics.

  • draw sth out The government wanted to draw the inquiry out so that they wouldn't have to act on it before the election.

Quick Quiz:

The police investigation was drawn out because they had

a. a lot of information to check

b. an efficient, hard-working team

c. the best equipment available

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