drag out

phrasal verb
dragged out; dragging out; drags out

Definition of drag out

1 : to cause (something) to take more time than necessary He dragged out the speech much too long.
2 : to force (something, such as a confession) from (someone) : to make (someone) tell one (something) The teacher eventually dragged a confession out of one of the students. Doctors sometimes have to drag information out of their patients.

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