Definition of protract:
gallop, study at extend, poke out, stretch forth, outstretch, cover, extend, lengthen, elongate, prolong, suck out, defer, educe, elicit, draw out, pull, reach out, evoke, lead, offer, postpone, long, draw out, put out, run, go, widen, stretch, unfold, exsert, aspirate, delay, stretch out, prolong, extend, strain, take out, keep up, increase, expand, drag, carry, hold out, pass, procrastinate, pull up, pull out, prolongate, continue, extract, produce, broaden.
- "Devereux, Book I.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
When he came to Pompey, he uniformly gave advice to protract the war; as he always hoped to compose matters, and was by no means desirous that they should come to action; for the commonwealth would suffer extremely, and be the certain cause of its own ruin, whoever were conqueror by the sword.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.