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  • 1 drawn-out — adj taking more time than usual or more time than you would like ▪ The government wants to avoid a long drawn out war against the rebel forces …

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  • 2 drawn-out — adjective continuing for a long time so that you become bored: a long drawn out explanation …

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  • 3 drawn-out — /drawn owt /, adj. long drawn out. [1885 90] * * * …

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  • 4 drawn out — index chronic, protracted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 drawn-out — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting longer than is necessary …

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  • 6 drawn-out — adjective 1. 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 • Syn: ↑extended, ↑ …

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  • 7 drawn out — Synonyms and related words: dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out, elongated, extended, interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, long, long continuing, long drawn, long drawn out, long pending, long winded, longsome,… …

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  • 8 drawn-out — ADJ GRADED You can describe something as drawn out when it lasts or takes longer than you would like it to. Pulling out of a recession is a lengthy and drawn out process... The road to peace will be long and drawn out. Syn: protracted …

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  • 9 drawn-out — adjective taking more time than usual or more time than you would like: long drawn out: a long drawn out dispute …

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  • 10 drawn-out — /ˈdrɔn aʊt/ (say drawn owt) adjective prolonged: drawn out negotiations …

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  • 11 drawn out — adjective Extended; prolonged; protracted; made to last longer than necessary. Graduation speeches are always so long and drawn out …

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  • 12 drawn-out — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Extending tediously beyond a standard duration: dragging, lengthy, long1, long drawn out, overlong, prolonged, protracted. See EXCITE, LONG …

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  • 13 drawn-out — UK / US adjective continuing for a long time so that you become bored a long drawn out explanation …

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  • 14 ˌdrawn-ˈout — adj continuing for a long time so that you become bored a long drawn out explanation[/ex] …

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  • 15 drawn-out — [[t]ˈdrɔnˈaʊt[/t]] adj. cvb long drawn out • Etymology: 1885–90 …

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  • 16 drawn-out — adjective Protracted, made to take a longer period of time than necessary …

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  • 17 drawn out — adj. lasting longer than is usual; prolonged in an exhausting manner; extended …

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  • 18 drawn-out — adjective lasting longer than is necessary …

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  • 19 long-drawn-out — adj lengthy, long winded, spun out, overlong, prolonged, interminable, tedious, marathon, overextended, long drawn FORMAL protracted, prolix COLLOQ. dragging on ≠ brief, curtailed * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective also long drawn ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ …

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  • 20 long-drawn-out — /lawng drawn owt , long /, adj. 1. lasting a very long time; protracted: a long drawn out story. 2. of great length; long: a long drawn out line of soldiers. Also, drawn out, long drawn. [1900 05] * * * …

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