In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(extend to full length)(arm/leg) estirar(arm/leg) extender(wing) extender(wing) desplegarwe went for a walk to stretch our legs — dimos un paseo para estirar las piernas
- David asked, stretching from a much - needed nap.
- Rolling over in her bed, Kirby turned off her alarm clock and stretched lazily under her soft, thick, and warm comforter.
- If you are working, use the breaks during meetings to stretch or take a brisk walk up the indoor stairway.
- So relaxed, or tired, was she that she settled down for a power nap, stretching out on the grass and resting her head on her kit bag.
- We'd asked the car attendant to make up the lower berth, so Yoli could stretch out and take a nap.
- I got up from the rather cramped car and stretched out my muscles to give them some air.
- He lazily got up and stretched, his soft skin unmarked by bruises or scarring.
- The best place to stretch and take a nap is in the open, in the lap of nature on a hammock.
- She stretched out her body, her muscles loosening up from the long flight of last night.
- He's more flexible and more capable of moving and stretching for passes.
- Mac stretched, rubbing the soft flesh of his stomach scraping dirty nails across a faded skull tattoo.
- But I still have to allocate time for stretching, napping and sleeping, and of course, my favorite, eating.
- Allow yourself frequent practice breaks to stretch, take a walk down the hall or get a drink of water.
- This area was cooler with more grass than plain dirt, making me want to stretch out on the soft carpet and stare at the stars.
- She kept her eyes open, watching her body stretch out, elongate, and dissolve.
- Too many trainers dismiss stretching as something done by weekend toners, not hardcore bodybuilders.
- I rolled over to stretch, reminding myself of Felix when he awoke from naps.
- Rhythmic, lulling movement, such as, gentle rocking, stretching, jiggling and soft pressure, is applied to the body.
- Paul sat up and stretched lazily while a soft chuckle escaped his lips.
- She stretched languidly on the soft feather bed and imagined the duke sitting there again, just watching her, smiling at the sight of her asleep.
1.2(rubber band/elastic) estirar(sweater/shirt) estirarensanchar
- But if you pull hard enough, the plastic holder stretches irreversibly and finally breaks apart.
- Many spandex-enhanced fabrics will stretch in both directions for maximum comfort.
- Softer metals tend to stretch more easily, which explains the different factors in the formulas for different metals.
- Soft, springy materials like rubber and skin don't tear easily because they stretch before breaking apart.
- Clothes to cocoon in will be soft and comfortable, stretching and retaining shape.
- In Sejima's work, the envelope becomes fabric stretching between differently-sized slabs.
- The blood vessels, now less elastic, can't stretch as well to accommodate the blood flow, so the pressure on artery walls increases.
- If you replace your laces with elastic you will be able to tie them up before you slip your feet into them; the elastic will stretch to enable your foot to go in but will still be tight enough to hold your shoes on comfortably.
- The clear glass stretched about 20 feet up, giving Arthur the most fantastic view he had ever seen.
- In the exact middle of the room sat a long table that had the seating capacity of fifty, and was decorated with a long tablecloth of golden fabric stretching across it.
- The white cloth stretched and clung around the features of her body, yet loosely.
- Between the seven large towers of computer screens and CPUs you could see a dry-erase board stretching across the wall.
- Some of the samples were oriented by PVA film stretching.
- The cord stretches very thinly without breaking and if the yo-yo ball is swung about the head, the cord can wind tightly around the neck and throat, potentially causing strangulation.
- Ideally, the fabric would stretch out enough for you to see through without cutting any holes.
- He slung the now heavy bag over his shoulder, the thick fabric stretching.
- The jeans fit him fine, but the turtleneck was a little on the tight side as the fabric stretched across his upper torso.
- If it is too cold, he says, the plastic will be loose in summer; If it is too warm, the plastic will stretch too tight in winter.
- Celil peered up, and more ropes and wood stretched from tree to tree.
1.3(draw out)(wire/rope) estirar(sheet/canvas) extenderwe stretched paper chains from one wall to another — tendimos cadenetas de papel de pared a pared
- The other half was wrapped around her daughter, stretched to breaking.
- The Rostrevor man's shirt was stretched and pulled by the Tyrone captain before Canavan bought the free with practised skill.
- The second balloon is stretched over the first balloon to seal in the flour.
- The drums are constantly wetted to keep the fabric stretched.
- I saw him examining fallen leaves, a freshly-painted door, and the way in which an elastic fabric deformed when stretched.
- A cloth stretched over the board is given a coating of chalk powder mixed with a water-soluble adhesive.
- It is just a case of continually stretching the elastic band.
- He took the little hat from my hand, sneaking a glimpse out the window before stretching the elastic cord around his chin.
- Muscles are partially elastic so, like an elastic band, when stretched they create a passive tension.
- It feels like two and a half hours spent watching someone see how far they can stretch an elastic band without breaking it.
- Bergson's third image is an elastic band being stretched.
- Jess stretched the elastic band of Lucky's undergarment as far as possible.
- He wiped his palm across his face, stretching the elastic skin to a point and letting it fall back into place.
- Sleeves are stretched over the bottles in a continuous roll and cut to fit by four blades at a speed of 400 sleeves per minute.
- Let the elastics cool down while stretched, then let them shrink.
- You can imagine the points as nails sticking out of a board with an elastic band stretched so that it rings the largest possible number of nails.
- Immediately after the molt, the crab's new ‘soft shell’ is pliable and easily stretched.
- Blood vessels get stretched and can break, causing bleeding.
- Then carpet is stretched over the top of the metal and tucked under the side of the Z-bar that is not secured.
- The fabric mask is stretched over the face and pressed firmly in place.
2(eke out, make go further)(money/resources/credit) estirar
- Merrion expect this would stretch the team's operational capabilities.
- And police resources could be further stretched if there is a repeat of last year's illegal rave at Marloes on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
- The Red Cross centre is currently a temporary home to 1,600 people trying to get to Britain and is stretched well beyond its capacity.
- Stein's interim stint, expected to last two months, stretched to a year.
- Resources could be stretched thin over a very expensive and potentially indefinite campaign.
- The Games have thus begun in the worst conceivable manner, with an almighty drugs story dominating all headlines and now stretching beyond the weekend.
- The precautionary effort was expected to stretch into this week.
- But the real issue is that important resources are being stretched.
- Labour also fears resources will be stretched at a time when its membership is depleted.
- Military resources will be stretched during the expected conflict making it difficult to deploy troops to cover again for striking firemen and women.
- The minutes of silence stretched into hours as the sun climbed steadily overhead.
- Now, precious resources are being stretched even further.
- One was a loyalist, though his loyalty had been stretched over the past few days.
- But the longer this goes on the more stretched we will be in July when we expect the bulk of them to come in.
- He seems to have privately concluded that his team are unlikely to beat the Turkish champions, whose run of consecutive home wins stretched to 18 matches last weekend.
- The city has had to find alternative accommodation for those rendered homeless by the process, thus putting a further strain on its already stretched budget.
- The Roscommon scenario may be somewhat of an exception but a number of other county boards appear extremely stretched in making ends meet.
- There are also plans to obtain extended drinking hours and a dance licence, so the weekend stretches out just that little bit longer.
- As you know, there are some in New York who believe your resources are being stretched too thin in New York right now.
- The volunteer doctors there are stretched to capacity and are too few, especially at the height of malaria season.
- Senior police are increasingly concerned that the amount of time officers are spending in court is pushing stretched resources to breaking point.
- Conservative estimates are just for the day, but depending on what other cosmetic alterations she requires, it could stretch out for the whole weekend.
- The airline's resources had been stretched to breaking point as it used its aircraft to evacuate passengers from Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
- The film stretches 20 minutes of ‘real time’ in the lives of its two protagonists into the 84 minutes of the film.
- And that, in turn, could place major strains on an already stretched relief effort.
- From April it will be expected to find cash from an already stretched budget if it wants to keep the posts filled.
- The force's resources have been stretched by the night-time chaos, so no doubt they will be pleased to see the back of the club as it will allow them to spend time on other issues.
- Even with plans to import labour from neighbouring countries, Government's plans will continue to put a strain on already stretched resources.
3.1(make demands on)exigirle amy job doesn't stretch me — mi trabajo no me exige lo suficiente
- she's not being stretched at school — en el colegio no le exigen de acuerdo a su capacidad
- I wasn't fully stretched as a secretary — como secretaria no estaba exigida al máximo
3.2(strain)(patience/nerves) poner a pruebaour resources are stretched to the limit — nuestros recursos están empleados al máximo
- my nerves are stretched to breaking point — tengo los nervios a punto de estallar
4(distort)(meaning/truth) forzar(truth/meaning) distorsionar(rules/principles) apartarse un poco deshe's stretching it too far — se está pasando un poco coloquial
- True, one does encounter a couple of stray Marxists in humanities departments, but to say they run the show is stretching it a bit.
- ‘This idea that Gordon rode into town on his white horse and saved the day is stretching it a bit,’ one source said.
- In my opinion, to conclude that the gesture represents some kind of favouritism for Rangers is stretching it.
- Although 27 years might be stretching it a bit, I think I could make that sacrifice in this instance.
- So to say that somehow these projects were given to us is stretching it way beyond the truth.
- If I told you that, I would be stretching it a bit.
- You know, nothing hurts the truth like stretching it, and he stretched it just a lot.
- Or stretching it a bit further, it becomes more abstract as a thought.
- Maybe that is stretching it a bit, but needless to say I was overmatched.
- Now that's stretching it a bit, don't you agree?
1(person) estirarsedesperezarsehe stretched up to touch the ceiling — se estiró hasta tocar el techo
- to stretch to reach sth — estirarse para alcanzar algo
2(reach, extend)(sea/forest/estate) extenderse(influence/power/authority) extenderseit stretches several miles south — se extiende varias millas hacia el sur
- his land stretches from the river to the mountain — sus tierras abarcan / se extienden desde el río hasta la montaña
- his grin stretched from ear to ear — sonreía de oreja a oreja
- his coat stretched right down to the ground — el abrigo le llegaba hasta el suelo
3(in time)to stretch back — remontarse
- to stretch over a period — alargarse / prolongarse durante un período
- our partnership stretches back more than ten years — nuestra colaboración se remonta a hace más de 10 años
- this treatment can stretch over months — este tratamiento puede alargarse / prolongarse durante meses
- a miserable future stretched before her — tenía un sombrío futuro por delante
4(be elastic)(elastic/rope/wire) estirarse
5(become loose, longer)(garment/rope) estirarse(garment/rope) dar de símy sweater stretched in the wash — se me estiró el suéter al lavarlo
6(be enough)(supply/money/resources) alcanzar(supply/money/resources) llegarto make sth stretch — hacer llegar / hacer alcanzar algo
- funds won't stretch to a new library — los fondos no alcanzan / no dan para una nueva biblioteca
- I can't stretch to a car — no me da / no me alcanza para un coche
1(physically)estirarsedesperezarseshe yawned and stretched herself — bostezó y se desperezó
2(increase efforts)exigirse al máximointentar superarse
1(act of stretching)to have a stretch — estirarse
- to give sth a stretch — estirar algo
- (fully extended) at full stretch — estirado al máximo
- the factory is working at full stretch — la fábrica está trabajando a tope / al máximo
- stretch of the imagination
- by no stretch of the imagination could he be described as an expert — de ningún modo se lo podría calificar de experto
- that can't be true, not by any stretch of the imagination — eso ni por asomo puede ser verdad
2(expanse, of road, river)tramo masculinotrecho masculinothe final / home stretch — la recta final
- the last stretch was the most exhausting — el último tramo del trayecto fue el más agotador
- not by a long stretch — (ni) con mucho
- it isn't as good as the other one, not by a long stretch — no es, (ni) con mucho, tan bueno como el otro
3(period)período masculinohe did a ten-year stretch in the army — estuvo / pasó (un período de) diez años en el ejército
- he did a three-year stretch — estuvo tres años a la sombra
- at a stretch — (at the most, in an extremity) como máximo
- we used to work for twelve hours at a stretch — trabajábamos doce horas seguidas / sin parar
- at a stretch, we can get ten people round the table — como máximo, podemos acomodar a diez personas en la mesa
- at a stretch I could get it to you by Monday — te lo podría hacer llegar para el lunes, como muy pronto
4(elasticity)elasticidad femeninoa sock with lots of stretch — un calcetín muy elástico / que da mucho de sí
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