draw out

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To make something last for more time than is necessary; prolong; extend.
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It seems the boss tries to draw out these meetings for as long as possible just to punish us.

Submitted on September 02, 2012

Additional definitions for 'draw out':

draw outTo physically extract, as blood from a vein.
draw outTo extract, bring out, as concealed information; elicit; educe.
draw outTo use means to entice or force to be more open or talkative.
draw outTo improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.
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