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extend (3 an extension of the legal sense ‘to take possession of by a writ of extent’; cf. EXTENT 1)
1. to prolong in duration Mac. III. iv. 57.
2. to magnify in representation, give exaggerated praise to Cym. I. i. 25, I. iv. 22.
3. to seize upon Ant. I. ii. 109.
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