prolong
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /pɹoʊˈlɔŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /pɹəʊˈlɒŋ/
  • (cot-caught, Canada) IPA: /pɹoʊˈlɑŋ/
Verb

prolong (prolongs, present participle prolonging; past and past participle prolonged)

  1. (transitive) To extend in space or length.
  2. (transitive) To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of
    Synonyms: draw out
  3. (transitive) To put off to a distant time; to postpone.
    The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.
  4. (intransitive) To become longer; lengthen.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: hinauszögern
  • Portuguese: adiar
  • Russian: откла́дывать



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