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    drag on and drag out

    about the entry 'drag on' in your phrasal verbs:
    don't it has a meaning of: to manage to continue, to keep holding-on to the an end?
    and is there a difference between drag on and drag out?
    thank you very much

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    Re: drag on and drag out

    drag on means, to go or pass slowly. For example,

    The meeting dragged on.

    drag out means, to get, pull or take out something that might not be easy to lift or do. For example,

    Let's drag out the winter tires. They're big, bulky, and heavy.
    I don't want to drag out our family photos. It's too much of a bother.
    Drag out your friend tonight.(s/he might not want to go out, so you might have to push/pull her/him by using force or persuasion).

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    Re: drag on and drag out

    I'd also drag something out if I wanted it to last longer than it should:

    There were still twenty minutes to go, so I dragged the point out.

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    Re: drag on and drag out

    Quote Originally Posted by lang
    about the entry 'drag on' in your phrasal verbs:
    don't it has a meaning of: to manage to continue, to keep holding-on to the an end?
    and is there a difference between drag on and drag out?
    thank you very much
    A quick question: Can "don't it has" stand for "doesn't it have" ? thanks

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    Re: drag on and drag out

    If you're rapping, maybe. If you're taking an English test, no.

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    Re: drag on and drag out

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    If you're rapping, maybe. If you're taking an English test, no.
    thank you sir

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