1. phrasal verb
The company was willing to drag out the proceedings for years.
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.
The families soon discovered that every piece of information had to be dragged out
of the authorities.
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