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Definition of lengthen verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈlɛŋθən//
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lengthen
he / she / it lengthens
past simple lengthened
-ing form lengthening
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to become longer; to make something longer The afternoon shadows lengthened. lengthen something I need to lengthen this skirt. opposite shortenWord Familylong adjective adverblength nounlengthy adjectivelengthen verb
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