elongate elongate  /ɪ ˈlɔŋ ɡeɪt/


  1. (v) make long or longer by pulling and stretching
  2. (adj) (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
  3. (adj) having notably more length than width; being long and slender



  1. I'm trying to elongate the evening.
  2. The creature's arms elongate into gleaming spikes that impale people and latch onto moving cars.
  3. Some corals, for example, form big round heads that resemble a giant cauliflower, while others assume elongate shapes reminiscent of skyscrapers.



    INTRO TO THE PACEMAN VEHICLE The MINI lineup has grown in character over the last couple years, with the all-new Paceman representing what happens when you elongate the doors and raise the shoulder line on the iconic hatchback to turn it into a two-door coupe with all-wheel drive.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: The Auto Channel


  1. "Whether wearing rings to elongate your neck in Thailand or having plastic surgery in Brazil, women all over the world go to [great] lengths to feel beautiful," Simpson says of the show. "It's not fair that women look in the mirror and feel...
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Jessica Simpson Source: New York Daily News

  2. "Yeah, we have to change our path a little bit," Napolitano told reporters last week. "We may have to elongate some things longer than we would have wished just like any family would do in a budget situation like this, but we don't just shut...
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Janet Napolitano Source: KTAR.com

  3. "I'm trying to elongate the evening," Ms. Dion said in the two-hour final show, during which she went through seven costume changes and several speeches about her career and family.
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Celine Dion Source: New York Times

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