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English definition of “stretch to sth”

stretch to sth

UK informal phrasal verb with stretch     /stretʃ/ verb
to manage to give or pay a particular amount, often a larger amount than you might expect: "How much money do you want to borrow?" "Could you stretch to £50?"Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringPaying and spending money
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