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

a stretchy bathing-costume.
at a stretch


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.

(Translation of “stretch” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)