prolong

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to extend the duration of)
a. prolongar
Why prolong the wait any more than we have to? Let's get married this year.¿Por qué prolongar la espera más de lo necesario? Casémonos este año.
b. alargar
It isn't always kind to prolong an animal's life. You need to be sure that it isn't suffering.No siempre es bueno alargar la vida de un animal. Hay que estar seguro de que no esté sufriendo.
c. extender
We were having such a good time in Mexico that we decided to prolong our stay.Lo pasábamos tan bien en México que decidimos extender nuestra estancia.
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prolong
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. prolongar
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prolong [prəˈlɒŋ]
transitive verb
[+visit, life, war, recession] prolongar; alargar
to prolong the agony
this is just prolonging the agony esto es solo prolongar la agonía
the economy is already in recession.The cut in credit to businesses eager to build factories and make new products could prolong the agony Coventry's defeat at Leeds merely prolongs the agony for the Claret and Blue faithful people who live alone tend to try to get better faster because we have no one dancing constant attendance, and if we're not going to be pampered, there's no point in prolonging the agony
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