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stretch

 (strĕch)
v. stretched, stretch·ing, stretch·es
v.tr.
1. To lengthen, widen, or distend: stretched the sweater out of shape.
2. To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space: stretched the banner between two poles.
3. To make taut; tighten: stretched the tarpaulin until it ripped.
4. To reach or put forth; extend: stretched out his hand.
5.
a. To extend (oneself or one's limbs, for example) to full length: stretched her calves before running.
b. To extend (oneself) when lying down: she stretched herself out on the couch.
c. To put to torture on the rack.
6. To wrench or strain (a muscle, for example).
7.
a. To extend or enlarge beyond the usual or proper limits: stretch the meaning of a word.
b. To subject to undue strain: to stretch one's patience.
8.
a. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function: stretch a budget; stretch a paycheck.
b. To increase the quantity of by admixture or dilution: stretch a meal by thinning the stew.
9. To prolong: stretch out an argument.
10. Informal To fell by a blow: stretched his opponent in the first round.
v.intr.
1. To become lengthened, widened, or distended.
2. To extend or reach over a distance or area or in a given direction: "On both sides of us stretched the wet plain" (Ernest Hemingway).
3. To lie down at full length: stretched out on the bed.
4. To extend one's muscles or limbs, as after prolonged sitting or on awakening.
5. To extend over a given period of time: "This story stretches over a whole generation" (William Golding).
n.
1. The act of stretching or the state of being stretched.
2. The extent or scope to which something can be stretched; elasticity.
3. A continuous or unbroken length, area, or expanse: an empty stretch of highway.
4. A straight section of a racecourse or track, especially the section leading to the finish line.
5.
a. A continuous period of time.
b. Slang A term of imprisonment: served a two-year stretch.
c. Informal The last stage of an event, period, or process.
6. Baseball A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
adj.
1. Made of an elastic material that stretches easily: stretch pants.
2. Of, relating to, or being a vehicle, such as a limousine or passenger jet, having an extended seating area that provides extra space for more passengers, leg room, or amenities.
Idiom:
stretch (one's) legs
To go for a walk, especially after a lengthy period of sitting.

[Middle English strecchen, from Old English streccan.]

stretch′a·bil′i·ty n.
stretch′a·ble adj.

stretch

(strɛtʃ)
vb
1. to draw out or extend or be drawn out or extended in length, area, etc
2. to extend or be extended to an undue degree, esp so as to distort or lengthen permanently
3. to extend (the limbs, body, etc)
4. (tr) to reach or suspend (a rope, etc) from one place to another
5. (tr) to draw tight; tighten
6. (often foll by: out, forward, etc) to reach or hold (out); extend
7. (usually foll by: over) to extend in time: the course stretched over three months.
8. (intr; foll by for, over, etc) (of a region, etc) to extend in length or area
9. (Clothing & Fashion) (intr) (esp of a garment) to be capable of expanding, as to a larger size: socks that will stretch.
10. (tr) to put a great strain upon or extend to the limit
11. (Pathology) to injure (a muscle, tendon, ligament, etc) by means of a strain or sprain
12. (often foll by: out) to make do with (limited resources): to stretch one's budget.
13. (tr) informal to expand or elaborate (a story, etc) beyond what is credible or acceptable: that's stretching it a bit.
14. (tr; often passive) to extend, as to the limit of one's abilities or talents
15. archaic or slang to hang or be hanged by the neck
16. stretch a point
a. to make a concession or exception not usually made
b. to exaggerate
17. stretch one's legs to take a walk, esp after a period of inactivity
n
18. the act of stretching or state of being stretched
19. a large or continuous expanse or distance: a stretch of water.
20. extent in time, length, area, etc
21. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. capacity for being stretched, as in some garments
b. (as modifier): stretch pants.
22. (Horse Racing) horse racing the section or sections of a racecourse that are straight, esp the final straight section leading to the finishing line
23. (Law) slang a term of imprisonment
24. at a stretch chiefly
a. with some difficulty; by making a special effort
b. if really necessary or in extreme circumstances
c. at one time
[Old English streccan; related to Old Frisian strekka, Old High German strecken; see straight, strake]
ˈstretchable adj
ˌstretchaˈbility n

stretch

(strɛtʃ)

v.t.
1. to spread out fully: to stretch oneself out on the ground.
2. to extend to the limit: stretched out her arms.
3. to cause to extend from one point or place to another: to stretch a rope across a road.
4. to draw tight or taut: to stretch the strings of a violin.
5. to distend or enlarge by tension: to stretch a rubber band.
6. to draw out, extend, or enlarge unduly: The jacket was stretched at the elbows.
7. to extend, force, or make serve beyond the normal or proper limits; strain: to stretch the facts.
8. to exert (oneself) to the utmost.
v.i.
9. to recline at full length: to stretch out on a couch.
10. to extend one's limbs or body.
11. to extend over a distance: The forest stretches for miles.
12. to extend in time: His memory stretches back to his early childhood.
13. to become stretched without breaking.
n.
14. an act or instance of stretching.
15. the state of being stretched.
16. a continuous length: a stretch of meadow.
17. the backstretch or homestretch of a racetrack.
18. an extent in time: a stretch of ten years.
20. a term of imprisonment.
adj.
21. (of yarn) having high elasticity.
22. made from such yarn: stretch denim.
23. longer than standard: stretch limousine.
[before 900; Middle English strecchen (v.), Old English streccan, c. Old Frisian strekka, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German strecken, Old High German strecchan]
stretch′a•ble, adj.
stretch`a•bil′i•ty, n.

stretch

- Originally meant "lengthening the limbs" or making them stiffer by stretching.
See also related terms for limbs.

stretch


Past participle: stretched
Gerund: stretching

Imperative
stretch
stretch
Present
I stretch
you stretch
he/she/it stretches
we stretch
you stretch
they stretch
Preterite
I stretched
you stretched
he/she/it stretched
we stretched
you stretched
they stretched
Present Continuous
I am stretching
you are stretching
he/she/it is stretching
we are stretching
you are stretching
they are stretching
Present Perfect
I have stretched
you have stretched
he/she/it has stretched
we have stretched
you have stretched
they have stretched
Past Continuous
I was stretching
you were stretching
he/she/it was stretching
we were stretching
you were stretching
they were stretching
Past Perfect
I had stretched
you had stretched
he/she/it had stretched
we had stretched
you had stretched
they had stretched
Future
I will stretch
you will stretch
he/she/it will stretch
we will stretch
you will stretch
they will stretch
Future Perfect
I will have stretched
you will have stretched
he/she/it will have stretched
we will have stretched
you will have stretched
they will have stretched
Future Continuous
I will be stretching
you will be stretching
he/she/it will be stretching
we will be stretching
you will be stretching
they will be stretching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stretching
you have been stretching
he/she/it has been stretching
we have been stretching
you have been stretching
they have been stretching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stretching
you will have been stretching
he/she/it will have been stretching
we will have been stretching
you will have been stretching
they will have been stretching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stretching
you had been stretching
he/she/it had been stretching
we had been stretching
you had been stretching
they had been stretching
Conditional
I would stretch
you would stretch
he/she/it would stretch
we would stretch
you would stretch
they would stretch
Past Conditional
I would have stretched
you would have stretched
he/she/it would have stretched
we would have stretched
you would have stretched
they would have stretched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stretch - a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
expanse - a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky
slack water, slack - a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"
2.stretch - the act of physically reaching or thrusting outstretch - the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
outreach - the act of reaching out; "the outreach toward truth of the human spirit"
3.stretch - a straightaway section of a racetrack
racing - the sport of engaging in contests of speed
homestretch - the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
racecourse, racetrack, raceway, track - a course over which races are run
straightaway, straight - a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
4.stretch - exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
pandiculation - yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
5.stretch - extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
extension - act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; "extension of the program to all in need"
6.stretch - an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
duration, continuance - the period of time during which something continues
7.stretch - the capacity for being stretched
elasticity, snap - the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
Verb1.stretch - occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
2.stretch - extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
tense up, tense, strain - cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
spread-eagle - stretch out completely; "They spread-eagled him across the floor"
crane, stretch out - stretch (the neck) so as to see better; "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
3.stretch - extend or stretch out to a greater or the full lengthstretch - extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
extend - open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
4.stretch - become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
yield, give - be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
shrink, contract - become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
5.stretch - make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
lengthen - make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"
shoetree, tree - stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree
6.stretch - lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
lie down, lie - assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
7.stretch - pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
pull back, draw - stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
8.stretch - extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
extend, broaden, widen - extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
9.stretch - corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
stretch, extend - increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
spoil, corrupt - alter from the original
water down - thin by adding water to; "They watered down the moonshine"
doctor, doctor up, sophisticate - alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
10.stretch - increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch - corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
11.stretch - extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
Adj.1.stretch - having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
2.stretch - easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"

stretch

verb
1. extend, cover, spread, reach, unfold, put forth, unroll an artificial reef stretching the length of the coast
2. straighten out, extend, unbend She arched her back and stretched herself.
3. last, continue, go on, extend, carry on, reach Protests stretched into their second week.
4. range, go, run, extend, vary interests that stretched from chemicals to sugar
5. expand, lengthen, be elastic, be stretchy, be tensile The cables are designed not to stretch.
6. pull, distend, pull out of shape, strain, swell, tighten, rack, inflate, lengthen, draw out, elongate Make sure you don't stretch the pastry as you ease it into the corners.
7. put demands on, put a strain on, overextend They're used to stretching their budgets.
8. afford, have enough money for I don't know whether I can stretch to that.
9. test, challenge, push, tax, stimulate I'm trying to move on and stretch myself with something different.
10. hold out, offer, present, extend, proffer She stretched out her hand and slowly led him upstairs.
noun
1. expanse, area, tract, spread, distance, sweep, extent It's a very dangerous stretch of road.
2. period, time, spell, stint, run, term, bit, space He would study for eight to ten hour stretches.
stretch out lie down, lounge, lean back, recline, loll The jacuzzi was too small to stretch out in.

stretch

verb
1. To make or become longer.Also used with out:
Mathematics: produce.
2. To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area:
expand, extend, fan (out), open (out or up), outstretch, spread, unfold, unroll.
3. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance:
4. To extend, especially an appendage.Also used with out:
5. To be or place oneself in a prostrate or recumbent position.Also used with out:
lie (down), recline, repose.
6. To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly.Also used with out:
lie (down), recline, repose, rest.
noun
1. The measure of how far or long something goes in space, time, or degree:
2. An extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space:
Informal: piece, way.
3. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water:
4. A specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events:
5. A limited or specific period of time during which something happens, lasts, or extends:
6. A term of service, as in the military or in prison:
7. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity:
bout, go, hitch, inning (often used in plural), shift, spell, stint, time, tour, trick, turn, watch.
adjective
Capable of being extended or expanded:
Translations
إمْتِداد، مُدَّهمَديَتَمَطَّىيُطَوِّل، يَمُديَمْتَد
natáhnoutnatáhnout seobdobíprotaženírozkládat se
strækkestrække sigstrækkenstrækningstykke
streĉi
venyävenytellävenyttääosuuspingottaa
rastegnuti serastezati
kifeszítkinyújtnyújtózkodásnyúlik
ná; teygja/breiîasamfelldur kafli; samfelld lotateygingteygja
伸びる手足を伸ばす
기지개를 켜다뻗어 있다
be sustojimodėti visas pastangasneatsitraukiantneštuvaipamiklinti kojas
izstaipīšanāsizstiepšanaizstieptnogabalsperiods
natiahnutieúsek
iztegnitiiztegniti seodsekpretegniti sepretegovanje
sträckasträcka på sig
เหยียดแขนขาขยายออก
uzanmakuzantıdüzlükgenişle mekger mek
kéo dàivươn người

stretch

[stretʃ]
A. N
1. (= elasticity) → elasticidad f
2. (= act of stretching) to have a stretch [person] → estirarse
to be at full stretch [person] (physically) → estirarse al máximo; (at work) → estar trabajando a toda mecha
with arms at full stretchcon los brazos completamente extendidos
when the engine is at full stretchcuando el motor está a la máxima potencia, cuando el motor rinde su potencia máxima
by a stretch of the imaginationcon un esfuerzo de imaginación
by no stretch of the imaginationbajo ningún concepto
3. (= distance) → trecho m
for a long stretch it runs between mountainscorre entre montañas durante un buen trecho
4. (= expanse) → extensión f; [of road etc] → tramo m; [of rope] → trozo m; [of time] → periodo m, tiempo m
in that stretch of the riveren aquella parte del río
a splendid stretch of countrysideun magnífico paisaje
for a long stretch of timedurante mucho tiempo
for hours at a stretchdurante horas enteras
for three days at a stretchtres días de un tirón or (LAm) jalón
he read the lot at one stretchse los leyó todos de un tirón or (LAm) jalón
5. (in prison) a five-year stretchuna condena de cinco años
he's doing a stretchestá en chirona
B. VT
1. (= pull out) [+ elastic] → estirar; [+ rope etc] → tender (between entre)
2. (= make larger) [+ pullover, shoes] → ensanchar; (= make longer) → alargar; (= spread on ground etc) → extender
the blow stretched him (out) cold on the floorel golpe lo tumbó sin sentido en el suelo
3. (= exercise) to stretch one's legsestirar las piernas; (after stiffness) → desentumecerse las piernas (fig) (= go for a walk) → dar un paseíto
to stretch o.s (after sleep etc) → desperezarse
4. [+ money, resources, meal] → hacer que llegue or alcance
our resources are fully stretchednuestros recursos están aprovechados al máximo
5. [+ meaning, law, truth] → forzar, violentar
that's stretching it too fareso va demasiado lejos
to stretch a pointhacer una excepción
to stretch the rules for sbajustar las reglas a beneficio de algn
6. [+ athlete, student etc] → exigir el máximo esfuerzo a
the course does not stretch the students enoughel curso no exige bastante esfuerzo a los estudiantes
to be fully stretchedllegar a sus límites
to stretch o.sesforzarse
he doesn't stretch himselfno se esfuerza bastante, puede dar más de
to stretch sb to the limitssacar el máximo provecho de algn
C. VI
1. (= be elastic) → estirar(se), dar (de sí)
this cloth won't stretchesta tela no se estira, esta tela no da de sí
2. (= become larger) [clothes, shoes] → ensancharse
3. (= stretch one's limbs, reach out) → estirarse; (after sleep etc) → desperezarse
4. (= reach, extend) [rope, area of land] → llegar (to a) [power, influence] → permitir (to que) will it stretch?¿llega?
it stretches for miles along the riverse extiende varios kilómetros a lo largo del río
5. (= be enough) [money, food] → alcanzar (to para)
D. CPD stretch fabric Ntela f elástica
stretch limo Nlimusina f extralarga
stretch marks NPL (Med) → estrías fpl
stretch out
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ arm] → extender; [+ hand] → tender, alargar; [+ leg] → estirar
2. (= lengthen) [+ essay, discussion] → alargar
B. VI + ADV
1. [person] → estirarse; (= lie down) → tumbarse, tenderse
he stretched out on the groundse tumbó or se tendió en el suelo
to stretch out to take sthalargar el brazo para tomar algo
2. [space, time] → extenderse
stretch up VI + ADV to stretch up to take sthalargar el brazo para tomar algo

stretch

[ˈstrɛtʃ]
n
[sand, beach, water] → étendue f; [coastline, road, river] → portion f
[time] → période f
for ten hours at a stretch → pendant dix heures d'affilée
[body] → étirement m
to have a stretch → s'étirer
to be at full stretch (= with arm extended) → avoir le bras tendu
My arm was at full stretch → J'avais le bras tendu.
The goalkeeper had to dive at full stretch
BUT Le gardien a dû se coucher de tout son long.; Le gardien a dû plonger en pleine extension.
(fig) to be at full stretch (= using maximum effort or energy) [person, workplace] → être au maximum de ses capacités
by no stretch of the imagination → en aucune manière
adj [jeans, fabric] → extensible
vi
[person, animal] → s'étirer
The dog woke up and stretched → Le chien s'est réveillé et s'est étiré.
(= extend) → s'étendre
The procession stretched for several miles → La procession s'étendait sur plusieurs kilomètres.
to stretch to → s'étendre jusqu'à
to stretch as far as → s'étendre jusqu'à
(= continue) [event, activity] → se prolonger
The protests stretched into their second week
BUT Les manifestations en étaient à leur deuxième semaine.
(= be enough) [money, food] to stretch to → suffire à
My salary won't stretch to a bigger car → Mon salaire ne suffira pas à acheter une plus grosse voiture.
(because of wear) [fabric, jeans] → s'étirer; [rope, cable] → se détendre
(in the wash)se détendre
My sweater stretched when I washed it → Mon pull s'est détendu au lavage.
vt
[+ arms, neck] → tendre; [+ limbs, muscles] → étirer
to stretch one's body → s'étirer
to stretch o.s. (= extend limbs) → s'étirer
(= extend) [+ rope, cable] → tendre
They stretched a rope between two trees → Ils ont tendu une corde entre deux arbres.
(= make looser) [+ fabric] → détendre; [+ shoes] → assouplir
(= be a strain on) [+ resources, budget, supplies] → grever
(= push) [+ pupil, student, employee] → solliciter, mettre à contribution
His school work isn't stretching him enough → Son travail scolaire ne le sollicite pas assez., Son travail scolaire ne le met pas assez à contribution.
to stretch o.s. (= push o.s.) → se dépasser
stretch out
vi
[person] → s'étendre
to stretch out for sth → allonger le bras pour prendre qch
to stretch up for sth → se hausser sur la pointe des pieds pour prendre qch
[beach, countryside] → s'étendre
vt sep
(= reach out) [+ arm, hand] → tendre
to stretch out one's arms → tendre les bras
(= extend) [+ legs] → tendre
to stretch o.s. out → s'étirer
(= spread) [+ net, rope] → étendre

stretch

n
(= act of stretching)Strecken nt, → Dehnen nt; to have a stretchsich strecken or dehnen; (person also) → sich recken; to be at full stretch (lit: material) → bis zum Äußersten gedehnt sein; (fig, person) → mit aller Kraft arbeiten; (factory etc) → auf Hochtouren arbeiten (inf); (engine, production, work) → auf Hochtouren laufen; by no stretch of the imaginationbeim besten Willen nicht; not by a long stretchbei Weitem nicht
(= elasticity)Elastizität f, → Dehnbarkeit f; a fabric with plenty of stretchein stark dehnbares or sehr elastisches Material; there’s not much stretch left in this elasticdas Gummi ist ziemlich ausgeleiert
(= expanse, of road etc) → Strecke f, → Stück nt; (on racecourse) → Gerade f; (of wood, river, countryside etc)Stück nt; (of journey)Abschnitt m, → Teil m; a straight stretch of roadeine gerade Strecke; that stretch of water is called …dieser Gewässerlauf heißt; in that stretch of the riverin dem Teil des Flusses; for a long stretchüber eine weite Strecke
(= stretch of time)Zeit f, → Zeitraum m, → Zeitspanne f; for a long stretch of timefür (eine) lange Zeit, lange Zeit; for hours at a stretchstundenlang; three days at a stretchdrei Tage an einem Stück or ohne Unterbrechung; to do a stretch (inf, in prison) → im Knast sein (inf)
adj attrdehnbar, elastisch; stretch trousersStretchhose f
vt
(= extend, lengthen)strecken; (= widen) jumper, gloves also, elastic, shoesdehnen; (= spread) wings, blanket etcausbreiten; (= tighten) rope, canvasspannen; to become stretchedausleiern; a curtain was stretched across the roomein Vorhang war quer durchs Zimmer gezogen; she stretched a tarpaulin over the woodpilesie breitete eine Plane über den Holzstoß; to stretch something tightetw straffen, etw straff ziehen; coveretw stramm ziehen; to stretch one’s legs (= go for a walk)sich (dat)die Beine vertreten (inf); to stretch one’s neckden Hals recken
(= make go further) meal, moneystrecken; (= use fully) resourcesvoll (aus)nutzen; creditvoll beanspruchen; athlete, student etcfordern; one’s abilitiesbis zum Äußersten fordern; to stretch one’s imaginationseine Fantasie anstrengen; to stretch somebody/something to the limit(s)jdn/etw bis zum äußersten belasten; to be fully stretched (esp Brit, person) → voll ausgelastet sein; he stretched his lead to 10 pointser baute seinen Vorsprung auf 10 Punkte aus
(= strain) meaning, wordäußerst weit fassen; truth, law, ruleses nicht so genau nehmen mit; this clause/law could be stretched to allow …diese Klausel/dieses Gesetz könnte so weit gedehnt werden, dass sie/es … zulässt; to stretch a pointein Auge zudrücken, großzügig sein; that’s stretching it too far/a bit (far)das geht zu weit/fast zu weit
vi (after sleep etc) → sich strecken; (= be elastic)sich dehnen, dehnbar sein; (= extend: time, area, authority, influence) → sich erstrecken (→ to bis, over über +acc); (= be enough: food, money, material) → reichen (to für); (= become looser)weiter werden; (= become longer)länger werden; the rope won’t stretch to that postdas Seil reicht nicht bis zu dem Pfosten (hinüber); to stretch to reach somethingsich recken, um etw zu erreichen; he stretched across and touched her cheeker reichte herüber und berührte ihre Wange; to stretch back tozurückreichen bis; the fields stretched away into the distancedie Felder dehnten sich bis in die Ferne aus; the years stretched (out) ahead of himdie Jahre dehnten sich vor ihm aus; a life of misery stretched (out) before hervor ihr breitete sich ein Leben voll Kummer und Leid aus; the protests stretched into their second weekdie Proteste dauerten bereits die zweite Woche an; I can’t stretch to thatso viel kann ich mir nicht erlauben; our funds won’t stretch to thatdas lassen unsere Finanzen nicht zu
vr
(after sleep etc) → sich strecken
(= strain oneself)sich verausgaben; if only he’d stretch himself a littlewenn er sich nur etwas anstrengen würde

stretch

:
stretch limo (inf), stretch limousine
nGroßraumlimousine f
stretch mark
nDehnungsstreifen m; (in pregnancy) → Schwangerschaftsstreifen mor -narbe f
stretch nylon
nStretchnylon nt, → Helanca® nt; (esp for ski pants) → Lastex nt

stretch

[strɛtʃ]
1. n
a. (distance) → tratto; (expanse) → distesa; (of time) → periodo
for a long stretch it runs between ... → per un lungo or bel tratto passa fra...
for three days at a stretch → per tre giorni di seguito or di fila
he's done a five-year stretch (fam) (in prison) → è stato dentro cinque anni
b. (elasticity) → elasticità
to have a stretch (person) → stiracchiarsi
to be at full stretch → lavorare a tutta forza
by no stretch of the imagination → in nessun modo
2. vt
a. (pull out, elastic) → tendere, tirare; (make larger, pullover, shoes) → allargare; (spread on ground) → stendere
to stretch (between) (rope etc) → tendere (fra)
to stretch one's legs → sgranchirsi le gambe
to stretch o.s. (after sleep) → stiracchiarsi
b. (money, resources, meal) → far bastare
c. (meaning) → forzare; (truth) → esagerare
to stretch a point → fare uno strappo alla regola
d. (athlete, student) → far sforzare al massimo
to be fully stretched → essere impegnato/a a fondo
to stretch o.s. → mettercela tutta, impegnarsi a fondo
3. vi
a. (reach, extend, area of land) to stretch to or as far asestendersi fino a; (meeting) to stretch (into)prolungarsi (fino a); (reach, rope, power, influence) to stretch (to)andare (fino a); (be enough, money, food) → bastare (per)
b. (stretch one's limbs) → stirarsi, stiracchiarsi
I stretched across for the book → mi sono allungato per prendere il libro
c. (be elastic) → essere elastico/a; (become larger, clothes, shoes) → allargarsi
4. adj (fabric, trousers) → elasticizzato/a
stretch out
1. vi + adv (person) → allungarsi; (lie down) → stendersi; (countryside) → estendersi, stendersi
to stretch out for sth → allungare la mano per prendere qc
a life of unrelieved monotony stretched out before him → lo aspettava una vita di terribile monotonia
2. vt + adv (arm, leg) → allungare, tendere; (net, blanket) → distendere, stendere; (rope) → stendere

stretch

(stretʃ) verb
1. to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled. 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.
2. (of land etc) to extend. The plain stretched ahead of them for miles.
noun
1. an act of stretching or state of being stretched. He got out of bed and had a good stretch.
2. a continuous extent, of eg a type of country, or of time. a pretty stretch of country; a stretch of bad road; a stretch of twenty years.
ˈstretcher noun
a light folding bed with handles for carrying the sick or wounded. The injured man was carried to the ambulance on a stretcher.
ˈstretchy adjective
(of materials etc) able to stretch. a stretchy bathing-costume.
at a stretch
continuously. 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.
stretch one's legs
to go for a walk for the sake of exercise. I need to stretch my legs.
stretch out
in moving the body, to straighten or extend. She stretched out a hand for the child to hold; He stretched (himself) out on the bed.

stretch

يَتَمَطَّى, يـَمْتَدُ natáhnout se, rozprostírat se strække (sig), strække sig erstrecken (sich), strecken απλώνομαι, τεντώνομαι abarcar, estirar, estirarse venyä, venytellä étirer, s'étirer rastegnuti se, rastezati estendersi, stiracchiarsi 伸びる, 手足を伸ばす 기지개를 켜다, 뻗어 있다 uitstrekken (zich), zich uitstrekken strekke przeciągnąć się, rozciągać się alongar, esticar растянуться, тянуться sträcka, sträcka på sig เหยียดแขนขา, ขยายออก gerinmek, uzanmak kéo dài, vươn người 伸展, 拉长

stretch

n. tirón, estirón, esfuerzo;
vt. extender, alargar, estirar;
to ___ forth, to ___ outestirarse, extenderse, alargarse;
___ receptorreceptor de estiramiento.

stretch

vt, vi estirar(se)
References in classic literature ?
Your hands are bigger than mine, and you will stretch my glove dreadfully," began Meg, whose gloves were a tender point with her.
Finding a little sheltered place from which she could see the town and a long stretch of the fields, she sat down.
The grass had been nibbled short and even, so this stretch was not shaggy and red like the surrounding country, but grey and velvety.
He could see it plainly between the gaunt trunks of the water-oaks and across the stretch of yellow camomile.
We are not about to start on a squirrel hunt, or to drive a deer into the Horican, but to outlie for days and nights, and to stretch across a wilderness where the feet of men seldom go, and where no bookish knowledge would carry you through harmless.
The few bared open spaces on the upland, the long stretch of rocky ridge near the summit, so vivid and so velvety during their first journey, were now burnt and yellow; even the brief openings in the forest were seared as if by a hot iron in the scorching rays of a half year's sun.
answered Hester, smiling; now I can stretch out my hand and grasp some of it.
It was often his delight, after his school was dismissed in the afternoon, to stretch himself on the rich bed of clover bordering the little brook that whimpered by his school-house, and there con over old Mather's direful tales, until the gathering dusk of evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes.
and of the months he had continuously passed at Bly, which, added up, made a formidable stretch.
And beneath the effulgent Antarctic skies I have boarded the Argo-Navis, and joined the chase against the starry Cetus far beyond the utmost stretch of Hydrus and the Flying Fish.
In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
There we were placed in small close stalls, and never for a long time saw the sky, or were able to stretch our legs.