Translation of "stretch" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (LONG TIME) 长时间 uk us /stretʃ/

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to spread over a long period of time

The dispute stretches back over many years. 这场争论可追溯到许多年以前。
Although we were supposed to finish this month, it looks like the work will stretch well into next year. 虽然我们应该在本月完工,但看来工作要拖到明年了。

[ T ] (also stretch out) to make a process or task continue for a longer period of time than was originally planned

I'd like to stretch my mortgage payments out over a longer period if possible. 如果可能的话,我想把按揭贷款的期限延长一些。

(Translation of “stretch verb (LONG TIME)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)