drag out

phrasal verb

dragged out; dragging out; drags out
: to cause (something) to take more time than necessary
He dragged out the speech much too long.
: 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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“Drag out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20out. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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