Translation of "stretch" - English-Spanish dictionary

stretch

verb uk /stretʃ/

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

estirar(se)
Don’t pull my sweater – you’ll stretch it.

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

estirar, alargar
Stretch your arms above your head.

to cover a large area

extenderse
The fields stretched away into the distance.
noun uk /stretʃ/

an area of land or water

trecho, tramo
a stretch of coastline
at a stretch

without stopping

período ininterrumpido de tiempo
He often worked ten hours at a stretch.

the action of stretching part of your body

estiramiento
I always do a few stretches before I go jogging.

(Translation of “stretch” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

stretch

verb /stretʃ/

to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled

estirar, extender
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

extenderse
The plain stretched ahead of them for miles.
stretcher noun

a light folding bed with handles for carrying the sick or wounded

camilla
The injured man was carried to the ambulance on a stretcher.
stretchy adjective (comparative stretchier, superlative stretchiest)

(of materials etc) able to stretch

elástico
a stretchy bathing costume.
at a stretch

continuously

de un tirón, sin parar
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

darlo todo
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

estirar las piernas
I need to stretch my legs.
stretch out phrasal verb

in moving the body, to straighten or extend

estirarse, tumbarse
She stretched out a hand for the child to hold
He stretched (himself) out on the bed.

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