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British pronunciation/lˈɛŋθən/
American pronunciation/ˈɫɛŋkθən/, /ˈɫɛŋθən/
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to make something have an increase in length or duration

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to lengthen definition and meaning
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to increase in length or duration

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The shadows began to lengthen as the sun dipped below the horizon.
The line at the grocery store seemed to lengthen as more customers arrived to do their shopping.
During puberty, adolescents often experience a growth spurt, causing their limbs to lengthen rapidly.
The flowers in the garden began to bloom, and their stems appeared to lengthen as they reached toward the sunlight.
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They lengthened the runway at the airport for larger planes.
The architect proposed to lengthen the hallway by extending it another ten feet.
To improve safety, the city council voted to lengthen the crosswalks at busy intersections.
The tailor recommended lengthening the trousers to ensure they reached the proper hemline.
She lengthens her skirts by adding a contrasting border for a trendy look.
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