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İngilizce - İngilizce
To draw out; to extend, especially in duration

No one wanted Nicolette at the discussion, as she would protract the debate long beyond any reasonable limit with her tedious and tangential arguments.

To draw or delineate
To use a protractor
to prolong
{v} to lengthen in time, prolong, draw out
To extend; to protrude; as, the cat can protract its claws; opposed to retract
lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
To draw out or lengthen in time or (rarely) in space; to continue; to prolong; as, to protract an argument; to protract a war
To draw to a scale; to lay down the lines and angles of, with scale and protractor; to plot
Tedious continuance or delay
{f} prolong, postpone, lengthen; continue, maintain, preserve; stretch, extend, sustain
To put off to a distant time; to delay; to defer; as, to protract a decision or duty
Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual

a protracted and bitter dispute.

Simple past tense and past participle of protract
Something, usually something unpleasant, that is protracted lasts a long time, especially longer than usual or longer than you hoped. After protracted negotiations, Ogden got the deal he wanted The struggle would be bitter and protracted. used to describe something that continues for a long time, especially if it takes longer than usual, necessary, or expected = lengthy protracted negotiations/discussions/debate etc (past participle of protrahere )
past of protract
Prolonged; continued
relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"
present participle of protract
third-person singular of protract