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stretch

verb /stretʃ/
to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled
(s’)étirer
She stretched the piece of elastic to its fullest extent His scarf was so long that it could stretch right across the room This material stretches The dog yawned and stretched (itself) He stretched (his arm/hand) up as far as he could, but still could not reach the shelf Ask someone to pass you the jam instead of stretching across the table for it.
(of land etc) to extend
s’étendre
The plain stretched ahead of them for miles.
stretcher noun a light folding bed with handles for carrying the sick or wounded
brancard, civière
The injured man was carried to the ambulance on a stretcher.
stretchy adjective (of materials etc) able to stretch
extensible
a stretchy bathing-costume.
at a stretch continuously
d’affilée
He can’t work for more than three hours at a stretch.
be at full stretch to be using all one’s powers, energy etc to the limit in doing something
donner son plein
The restaurant staff were at full stretch trying to serve the flood of customers.
stretch one’s legs to go for a walk for the sake of exercise
se dégourdir les jambes
I need to stretch my legs.
stretch out in moving the body, to straighten or extend
(s’)étendre
She stretched out a hand for the child to hold He stretched (himself) out on the bed.
(Definition of stretch from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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