drag (something) out

Definition: to make something last longer than is necessary.
(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)
E.g.1: The class didn’t want to do the last exercise of the lesson, so
they tried to drag out the exercise they were doing.
E.g.2: They didn’t really want to reach an agreement, so they tried to
drag the meeting out in the hope that they would run out of time.
This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g. 2)

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