Translation of "stretch" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb (LONG TIME) 長時間 uk us /stretʃ/

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

The dispute stretches back over many years. 這場爭論可追溯到許多年以前。
Although we were supposed to finish this month, it looks like the work will stretch well into next year. 雖然我們應該在本月完工,但看來工作要拖到明年了。

[ 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. 如果可能的話,我想把分期貸款的期限延長一些。

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