- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||transitive verb & intransitive verb
||lengthened, lengthening, lengthens
||to make or become longer.
If the sleeves are too short, we can lengthen them.They lengthened the school year by one week.Our noses lengthen as we age.
- elongate, extend, prolong, protract, stretch
- abbreviate, abridge, condense, curtail, shorten, truncate
- similar words:
- draw out, enlarge, expand, increase
||aggrandize, amplify, augment, drag, prolong, protract, spin, stretch