1. phrasal verb If you drag something out, you make it last for longer than is necessary. [V P n] ⇒ The company was willing to drag out the proceedings for years. [V n P] ⇒ Let's get it over with as soon as possible, rather than drag it out. 2. phrasal verb → drag If you drag something out of a person, you persuade them to tell you something that they do not want to tell you. [V n P + of] ⇒ The families soon discovered that every piece of information had to be dragged out of the authorities.
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