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Categorized English Verbs Denoting Course of Events - Verbs Referring to Timing

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Categorized English Verbs Denoting Course of Events
to prolong
[verb]
to make something last longer in time than it would naturally
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to protract
[verb]
to extend a period of time or duration
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to draw out
[verb]
to extend in time, length, or duration, often longer than necessary
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to drag out
[verb]
to prolong or extend a situation, event, or process, often unnecessarily
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to spin out
[verb]
to extend a process, activity, or situation
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to stall
[verb]
to delay doing something that needs to be done
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to spend
[verb]
to pass time in a particular manner or in a certain place
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to pass
[verb]
(of time) to go by
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to elapse
[verb]
(of time) to pass by
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to go by
[verb]
to pass, in space or time
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to slip by
[verb]
(of a period of time) to pass quickly or unnoticed
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to follow
[verb]
to come after another thing or person in order or time
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to precede
[verb]
to come before something else in time
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to coincide
[verb]
to occur at the same time as something else
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to lag
[verb]
to move, progress, or develop more slowly than expected or desired
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to predate
[verb]
to exist or occur at an earlier time than something else
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to date back
[verb]
to have origins or existence that extends to a specific earlier time
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to go before
[verb]
to exist or occur in an earlier period of time
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to synchronize
[verb]
to make sure that different devices or systems operate together smoothly by coordinating their timing, data, or operations
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to sequence
[verb]
to arrange items or events in a particular order
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to expire
[verb]
(particularly of a time period) to no longer be valid or active
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