Prolong something: he had strung out the conversation
More example sentences
- But the NMC only offers guidelines on how employers should carry out the training, so the adaptation period can be strung out for much longer.
- Clearly the tenant is hoping to string this matter out as long as possible but the time has come to draw it to a head.
- The supreme court is considering the validity of the election result and they may string the process out for a week, but people say they are prepared to stay on the streets for as long as it takes.
Definition of string something out in:
- The English Synonyms