Definition Take a long time

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Definition

to take (a long) time: to need (a long) time, to be (very) slow
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Does it take a long time to drive to Boston from here? Is the journey time more than an hour?
It's taking a long time for the pizza to arrive. We ordered it over an hour ago and it still hasn't arrived.

(it) takes hours (to do...): (doing something) requires a lot of time
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