verb (used with object)
- prolonge knot,
Origin of prolong
Examples from the Web for prolong
We smile weakly, not wanting to let them down or prolong the conversation.
When he finally became president, Nixon walked away from that war to prolong a futile one half a world away.
Drugs are becoming more powerful with prescription painkillers used to enhance effect and prolong a deleterious pleasure.
What the U.S. is doing now can only prolong Syrian and regional agonies.
In Congress, Radel has been a strong conservative and Tea Party favorite who voted to prolong the government shutdown in October.Hip-Hop Conservative Rep. Trey Radel Charged With Cocaine Possession|Ben Jacobs|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Stop, Paganel, don't excite yourself; I don't mean to say that we should prolong our search in America.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
It will prolong the time till our visitors can overtake us, and will give us a better chance of having a breeze spring up.The Cruise of the Frolic|W.H.G. Kingston
By supplying the party with water from the camp, I enabled them to prolong the line to 30 miles.Expedition into Central Australia|Charles Sturt
So much the better; I will try to prolong the interview, and not leave her till to-morrow morning.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams|Charles Paul de Kock
That which we try to prolong is the existence in living condition, of the body.Seed Thoughts for Singers|Frank Herbert Tubbs
Word Origin for prolong
early 15c., back-formation from prolongation or else from Old French prolonguer, porloignier (13c.), from Late Latin prolongare "to prolong, extend," from Latin pro- "forth" (see pro-) + longus "long" (adj.); see long (adj.). Related: Prolonged; prolonging; prolongable.