Translation of "stretch" - English-Italian dictionary

stretch

verb uk /stretʃ/ us /stretʃ/

to become longer or wider, or to pull something so that it becomes longer or wider

tendere, allungare, allargare
Don’t pull my sweater – you’ll stretch it. Non mi tirare il maglione – me lo farai allargare.

to make your body or part of your body straighter and longer

allungare, stirarsi
Stretch your arms above your head. Stendete le braccia sopra la testa.

to cover a large area

estendersi, allungarsi
The fields stretched away into the distance. I campi si stendevano in lontananza.
noun uk /stretʃ/ us /stretʃ/

an area of land or water

distesa
a stretch of coastline un tratto di litorale

a continuous period of time

periodo ininterrotto, intervallo
We had a long stretch of cold weather last month. Abbiamo avuto un lungo periodo di tempo freddo il mese scorso.
at a stretch

without stopping

di fila, di continuo
He often worked ten hours at a stretch. Lavorava spesso per dieci ore di fila.

the action of stretching part of your body

stiramento
I always do / a few stretches before I go jogging. Faccio / sempre qualche stiramento prima di fare jogging.

(Translation of “stretch” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)