HyperDic: protract

English > 1 sense of the word protract:
VERBchangeprotract, prolong, extend, draw outlengthen in time
protract > pronunciation
Soundsprowtrae'kt; prow'traekt
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > protract: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaninglengthen in time; cause to be or last / last longer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsprolong, extend, draw out
Narrowerextendprolong the time allowed for payment of
spin, spin outprolong or extend
temporize, temporisedraw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
Broaderlengthenmake longer
Similar tocarry, extendContinue or extend
Spanishalargar, extenderse, prolongar
Catalanallargar, estendre's, prolongar
Nounsprotractionthe act of prolonging something
protractionthe consequence of being lengthened in duration

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