1. To draw out; to extend, especially in duration.
  2. To use a protractor.
  3. To draw to a scale; to lay down the lines and angles of, with scale and protractor; to plot.
  4. To put off to a distant time; to delay; to defer.
    to protract a decision or duty
  5. To extend; to protrude.
    A cat can protract and retract its claws.

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