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Translation of "stretch" - English-German dictionary


verb /stretʃ/
to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled (sich) strecken 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 sich erstrecken The plain stretched ahead of them for miles.
stretcher noun
a light folding bed with handles for carrying the sick or wounded die Trage The injured man was carried to the ambulance on a stretcher.
stretchy adjective
(of materials etc) able to stretch dehnbar a stretchy bathing-costume.
at a stretch
continuously ununterbrochen 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 die größten Anstrengungen unternehmen 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 sich die Beine vertreten I need to stretch my legs.
stretch out
in moving the body, to straighten or extend (sich) ausstrecken She stretched out a hand for the child to hold He stretched (himself) out on the bed.
(Definition of stretch from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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