Translation of "stretch" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /stretʃ/ us /stretʃ/

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

esticar, estirar, espichar
Don’t pull my sweater – you’ll stretch it.

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

estirar, estender
Stretch your arms above your head.

to cover a large area

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

an area of land or water

a stretch of coastline

a continuous period of time

intervalo, período
We had a long stretch of cold weather last month.
at a stretch

without stopping

de uma vez
He often worked ten hours at a stretch.

the action of stretching part of your body

alongamento, distensão
I always do / a few stretches before I go jogging.

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