Definition of string out in English:

string out

phrasal verb

  • Stretch out into a long line.

    ‘the runners string out in a line across the road’
    • ‘We're the last group to leave, driving around in a circle with our lights blazing for the benefit of the TV cameras before stringing out into a line heading north.’
    • ‘More of them fell back, stringing out in a long, ragged line as the darkness came down.’
    • ‘As McEvoy increased his ride's pace, the nine-strong field began to string out and Fallon in third place looked well-placed to mount a challenge.’
    • ‘Throw in the snow-covered alpine peaks that string out along the border with Austria and you can see why this region might fill your heart with the sound of music.’
    • ‘It makes them a tough team to beat, not because they string out along the penalty box but because while they attack they work back quickly when team-mates need support.’
    • ‘Few will watch the entire race; as it progresses, the field will string out.’
    • ‘The winding first-category climb up Col d' Agnes is really taking its toll as the peloton strings out.’
    • ‘With teams stringing out 120 feet ahead of them, the rigs carried 45,000 pounds of ore, completing the circuit between Daggett and Borate in two days.’
    • ‘Out in the open I spied William, holding on to a rail, his regulator streaming air on the current, the bubbles stringing out horizontally behind him.’
    • ‘As we reach the main road, thankfully the pace starts to subside, with athletes stringing out in front and behind me.’
    spread out, space out, set apart, place at intervals, distribute, extend, fan out, scatter, straggle