1.1(extend to full length)(leg/arm) estirar(arm/leg) extender(wing) extender(wing) desplegarsee also stretch out
- Paul sat up and stretched lazily while a soft chuckle escaped his lips.
- 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.
- Rhythmic, lulling movement, such as, gentle rocking, stretching, jiggling and soft pressure, is applied to the body.
- The best place to stretch and take a nap is in the open, in the lap of nature on a hammock.
- Allow yourself frequent practice breaks to stretch, take a walk down the hall or get a drink of water.
- Rolling over in her bed, Kirby turned off her alarm clock and stretched lazily under her soft, thick, and warm comforter.
- Mac stretched, rubbing the soft flesh of his stomach scraping dirty nails across a faded skull tattoo.
- I got up from the rather cramped car and stretched out my muscles to give them some air.
- She stretched out her body, her muscles loosening up from the long flight of last night.
- David asked, stretching from a much - needed nap.
- 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.
- If you are working, use the breaks during meetings to stretch or take a brisk walk up the indoor stairway.
- 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.
- He's more flexible and more capable of moving and stretching for passes.
- I rolled over to stretch, reminding myself of Felix when he awoke from naps.
- But I still have to allocate time for stretching, napping and sleeping, and of course, my favorite, eating.
- He lazily got up and stretched, his soft skin unmarked by bruises or scarring.
- We'd asked the car attendant to make up the lower berth, so Yoli could stretch out and take a nap.
- 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.
- 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.
- Clothes to cocoon in will be soft and comfortable, stretching and retaining shape.
- 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.
- Many spandex-enhanced fabrics will stretch in both directions for maximum comfort.
- The white cloth stretched and clung around the features of her body, yet loosely.
- The clear glass stretched about 20 feet up, giving Arthur the most fantastic view he had ever seen.
- 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 jeans fit him fine, but the turtleneck was a little on the tight side as the fabric stretched across his upper torso.
- The blood vessels, now less elastic, can't stretch as well to accommodate the blood flow, so the pressure on artery walls increases.
- In Sejima's work, the envelope becomes fabric stretching between differently-sized slabs.
- He slung the now heavy bag over his shoulder, the thick fabric stretching.
- Celil peered up, and more ropes and wood stretched from tree to tree.
- But if you pull hard enough, the plastic holder stretches irreversibly and finally breaks apart.
- 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 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.
- Softer metals tend to stretch more easily, which explains the different factors in the formulas for different metals.
- Ideally, the fabric would stretch out enough for you to see through without cutting any holes.
- Soft, springy materials like rubber and skin don't tear easily because they stretch before breaking apart.
1.3(draw out)(rope/wire) estirar(canvas/sheet) extenderwe stretched paper chains from one wall to another — tendimos cadenetas de papel de pared a pared
- Let the elastics cool down while stretched, then let them shrink.
- The Rostrevor man's shirt was stretched and pulled by the Tyrone captain before Canavan bought the free with practised skill.
- The drums are constantly wetted to keep the fabric stretched.
- Muscles are partially elastic so, like an elastic band, when stretched they create a passive tension.
- Bergson's third image is an elastic band being 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.
- Then carpet is stretched over the top of the metal and tucked under the side of the Z-bar that is not secured.
- It feels like two and a half hours spent watching someone see how far they can stretch an elastic band without breaking it.
- Jess stretched the elastic band of Lucky's undergarment as far as possible.
- 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.
- Immediately after the molt, the crab's new ‘soft shell’ is pliable and easily stretched.
- The fabric mask is stretched over the face and pressed firmly in place.
- He wiped his palm across his face, stretching the elastic skin to a point and letting it fall back into place.
- He took the little hat from my hand, sneaking a glimpse out the window before stretching the elastic cord around his chin.
- Blood vessels get stretched and can break, causing bleeding.
- It is just a case of continually stretching the elastic band.
- The other half was wrapped around her daughter, stretched to breaking.
- The second balloon is stretched over the first balloon to seal in the flour.
- 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.
2(eke out, make go further)(resources/credit/money) estirar
- 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 city has had to find alternative accommodation for those rendered homeless by the process, thus putting a further strain on its already stretched budget.
- Merrion expect this would stretch the team's operational capabilities.
- There are also plans to obtain extended drinking hours and a dance licence, so the weekend stretches out just that little bit longer.
- The Roscommon scenario may be somewhat of an exception but a number of other county boards appear extremely stretched in making ends meet.
- The film stretches 20 minutes of ‘real time’ in the lives of its two protagonists into the 84 minutes of the film.
- 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.
- As you know, there are some in New York who believe your resources are being stretched too thin in New York right now.
- 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.
- Senior police are increasingly concerned that the amount of time officers are spending in court is pushing stretched resources to breaking point.
- But the real issue is that important resources are being stretched.
- Military resources will be stretched during the expected conflict making it difficult to deploy troops to cover again for striking firemen and women.
- Labour also fears resources will be stretched at a time when its membership is depleted.
- 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.
- 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.
- But the longer this goes on the more stretched we will be in July when we expect the bulk of them to come in.
- The volunteer doctors there are stretched to capacity and are too few, especially at the height of malaria season.
- Resources could be stretched thin over a very expensive and potentially indefinite campaign.
- And that, in turn, could place major strains on an already stretched relief effort.
- 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.
- 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 Games have thus begun in the worst conceivable manner, with an almighty drugs story dominating all headlines and now stretching beyond the weekend.
- Stein's interim stint, expected to last two months, stretched to a year.
- Even with plans to import labour from neighbouring countries, Government's plans will continue to put a strain on already stretched resources.
- The precautionary effort was expected to stretch into this week.
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)(nerves/patience) poner a pruebaour resources are stretched to the limit — nuestros recursos no dan más de sí
- my nerves are stretched to breaking point — tengo los nervios a punto de estallar
4(distort)(meaning/truth) forzar(truth/meaning) distorsionar(principles/rules) 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.
- In my opinion, to conclude that the gesture represents some kind of favouritism for Rangers is stretching it.
- ‘This idea that Gordon rode into town on his white horse and saved the day is stretching it a bit,’ one source said.
- If I told you that, I would be stretching it a bit.
- Or stretching it a bit further, it becomes more abstract as a thought.
- Now that's stretching it a bit, don't you agree?
- Although 27 years might be stretching it a bit, I think I could make that sacrifice in this instance.
- Maybe that is stretching it a bit, but needless to say I was overmatched.
- So to say that somehow these projects were given to us is stretching it way beyond the truth.
- You know, nothing hurts the truth like stretching it, and he stretched it just a lot.
1(person) estirarse(person) (when tired, sleepy) desperezarsehe stretched up to touch the ceiling — se estiró hasta tocar el techo
- to stretch to reach sth — estirarse para alcanzar algo
2.1(reach, extend)(estate/sea/forest) extenderse(authority/influence/power) 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
- The series was stretched over a leisurely five hours, two hours longer than the 1967 version.
- I was puzzled about how to eat the long and large segment of pig's bone positioned in the middle of the plate in front of me with a straw stretching into it.
- The expansion is expected to create investment and jobs in towns stretching from Hull in the east to Preston in the west.
- When Jane Hedges, a rural dean in Devon, arrives at Westminster in January she will break a male-only tradition stretching back 1,000 years.
- The works of 20 composers will be stretched over eight concerts in a four-day festival.
- About half a million people are expected to turn up for the giant street party stretching 3 kilometers in the downtown shopping district.
- They are simply stretched over a much longer period.
- The ISS is expected to stretch 17 stories tall and house six research labs by its completion in 2008.
- Winter in Madagascar is like summer here… hot days, warm nights which are to be expected on an island that stretches from the Tropic of Capricorn half way to the equator.
- In fiscal terms, the number of near-death experiences in America's space program stretch back decades.
- They have the whole weekend stretching before them.
- The view was as impressive as one would expect, stretching out over Lake Ontario and revealing the hotchpotch way in which the city has grown.
- By 1930, no wetland and few trees were left in the region, and in many counties, cotton stretched from horizon to horizon.
- Did you know that if you laid all of Britain's credit and debt cards end-to-end, the line of plastic would stretch from London to Bangkok?
- In the cold dawns of January and early February in Vermont, a semi-permanent thin white crust is stretched over the frozen ground.
- The game itself is stretched over almost the entire running time of the film, interspersed with chunky flashbacks that replay key moments of Billy and Jane's life together.
- The weekend is over and you've got the whole week stretching out before you.
- Inside the gate a carpet of bricks, plaster, glass, wood and office paper stretched around 40 feet to a crater which marked the epicentre of the explosion.
- I have a terrible memory and also this writing is stretched over a few weeks.
- These observations, we shall discover, had to be stretched over many years.
2.2(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
3.1(be elastic)(elastic/rope/wire) estirarse
3.2(become loose, longer)(rope/garment) estirarse(garment/rope) dar de símy sweater stretched in the wash — mi suéter dio de sí al lavarlo
4(be enough)(money/resources/supply) alcanzar(supply/resources/money) llegarto make sth stretch — estirar 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
- This is bad news for local first-time buyers whose salaries may not stretch to flats at £80,000 and upwards.
- Meanwhile, they are self - funding, and no doubt those funds will stretch to establish more such schools.
- It's often said that resources won't stretch to having a Garda on every street corner to maintain law and order.
- Now officers had to either pay for the device or return it - and as the budget could not stretch to the purchase price they had requested contributions from parish councils.
- Arson, theft and criminal damage have all taken their toll on his allotment, and his pension cannot stretch to replacing yet more greenhouse windows, sheds, tools and crops.
- Surely her trust fund could stretch to a couple of quid.
- With toys, stationery, games and sweets, pocket money can stretch that much further.
- Their life means juggling time with their children with long hours, unsociable shifts, and with a wage that won't stretch to pay for clothes, trainers and educational trips.
- We pay thousands of pounds in rent and you would think the council could stretch to some illuminations in the right place.
- Everybody realises that CDs should be cheaper, from people who know the background to teenyboppers who realise their pocket money doesn't stretch that far.
- Over the past two years, the costs of solar panels have almost halved - meaning the money will stretch even further.
- This is presently coupled with our mortgage company deciding they want the arrears paid off and money doesn't stretch in all directions at once.
- He had wanted to read medicine but family funds could not stretch to this, nor to veterinary science, his second choice.
- Money doesn't stretch to going out every night but films, almost all of which are pirated, are cheap to buy.
- If you can stretch to the price this is a great speaker system.
- Sadly, finances would not stretch to pay for her two children, Emma, 15, and Daniel, 13, and Paul's three grown-up children to go too.
- He completed the root canal begun by dentist number one only to announce that my insurance wouldn't stretch to a crown.
- She is now worried that she'll be forced to make the pensioners pay more than their current 50p contribution which she fears they won't be able to stretch to.
- ‘I don't know if the club's finances will stretch to allow me to keep two keepers on the go,’ admitted the manager.
- We stopped wondering if we would fit, if the money would stretch, where I would get a job… none of that seemed important.
1(physically)estirarse(when tired, sleepy) desperezarseshe yawned and stretched herself — bostezó y se desperezó
2(increase efforts)exigirse al máximointentar superarse
- He brought you out of yourself, stretched you intellectually.
- However, the extent to which this exercise stretches me personally is a constant surprise.
- I found it rewarding, educational and pretty full on - it really stretched me.
- ‘As we have said, if we get a few injuries it stretches us and that is certainly the case at the moment,’ he said.
- It stretched me as a person and opened my mind to many new parts of myself.
- It's a brilliant script that really stretches us all, but hopefully it'll be an exciting piece of theatre which is also full of meaty ideas.
- It was her psychotherapist who pointed out why that role stretched her so much.
- ‘Intellectually, theatre can stretch you as much as anything else’, he tells me earnestly.
- He's been training and stretching me over past years - but is it enough?
- I feel it's stretching me and I've only been here for one morning.
- It's time to pull out the empty canvas and stretch your mind.
- It doesn't stretch us intellectually in any way.
- Walking rather than driving on that short trip to the shops or school, using the stairs and trying to do gardening, sport or something slightly physically stretching at the weekend will help us stay healthy.
- In fact, women are being expected to stretch themselves until they become superwomen.
- Martin said: ‘As soon as we got out there they started to really stretch us, but it was a case of pushing ourselves to the limit as well.’
- Considered the toughest event, the obstacle course is a test to the cadet's stamina and ability to stretch him beyond his limits.
- ‘Everything has been good, even if it doesn't sound great, because it stretches you,’ Hall says.
- Apart from that, Motherwell controlled much of the play but apart from Steven Hammell's first-half free-kick they rarely stretched Alan Main.
- Silsden were 3-0 up and able to use the wide-open spaces to stretch the ten men of Carlton.
- ‘I always look for roles that are going to stretch me,’ he says.
1(act of stretching)to have a stretch — estirarse
- to give sth a stretch — estirar algo
- She huffed, stood up, arched her back in a heavyweight stretch, turned to the fountain and started in on a long, long drink.
- The body stretches are often held for longer than those that might be employed by a shiatsu practitioner or massage therapist.
- Students may do simple stretches before a practice session, such as extending the arms overhead or doing a forward bend, to relax the muscles and focus the mind.
- Even if you can't bear the thought of the gym or an aerobics class, doing simple stretches at home can do a lot to help maintain strength, flexibility and a good range of joint movement.
- This session consists of a variety of gentle stretches or movements to help open your lungs, followed by breathing exercises and awareness practices.
- Do the apparatus-specific stretches, and if you have time, several more stretches for the body's other major muscle groups.
- Always take time to warm up before your primary activity and finish up with a long stretch while your body is still hot and elastic.
- Reaching back, I held my body in a languorous stretch.
- Simple stretches and exercises are the order of the day, but the tots also learn the mechanics of their bodies, the importance of healthy eating and hygiene.
- On certain long-distance flights, videos of simple stretches for passengers were being shown, he said.
- Relax the pectoral muscle and deepen the chest stretch by turning the body away from the arm for another count of 15 seconds.
- Full body stretches should also be done before using the ball.
- Body training consists of various gentle stretches and meditation postures to open the meridian lines.
- Incorporating some simple stretches and breathing exercises into the daily routine could pave the way for a wonderful stress free life.
- If we practice the stretches properly, pain will not occur…
- You should not push your stretches too far as you can cause yourself permanent injury.
- He did a long stretch, and his body ached but he felt fully restored, and all he needed now was breakfast.
- The new concept being to feel some good pain from the stretch then relaxing and letting go, softening the stretch and your general body tension.
- It's more a form of qi gong than tai chi - meditative postures and simple stretches.
- In pre-training, stretches should be done slowly and with caution since your body has not completely warmed up.
2.1(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
- The figure has stayed below the 2,000 mark in an unbroken stretch since July last year but continued to show some volatility into the first half of this year.
- Near Pensacola, long stretches of beachfront property look bombed out.
- They've had a lot of funding cuts and staff cuts, and as a result all the staff are doing these crazy stretches of double shifts.
- Ryne Sandberg was the best second baseman in baseball for a ten-year stretch.
- These were the last stretch of holidays left before she graduated, and after that, she intended to live in L.A.
- The areas are immense and the effect is the replacement of open land with vast stretches of water.
- She has sailed round Cape Horn, one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world, on a three-mast wooden ship.
- Whereas a literary scholar today might take, say, 1830 to 1900 as his or her specialist period, Auerbach's period stretches for almost three thousand years.
- But to get there you have to cross a treacherous stretch of water called Jack Sound.
- If you are in a helicopter, you will see a picturesque stretch of water with trees and huts like blobs of green and brown on a canvas of ochre-blue.
- The patch, in San Francisco Bay, was one of the most treacherous stretches of water on the Pacific coast.
- Although the drug cannot curb progression of the disease, it can stimulate temporary normalcy of limb movement for long stretches in a day.
- Highway engineers also plan to put up fencing along large stretches of the bypass to stop newts, badgers and foxes from straying onto the road.
- The former king is fondly remembered for the relative prosperity that marked his 40-year reign, the last stretch of peace the country has known.
- Most of the game is set in open expanses of water framed by nondescript stretches of land and changing weather conditions.
- Once dug up, the stretch was never properly repaired again and it becomes flooded after every downpour, they say.
- The two switched roles in December while the team was in the midst of its worst stretch of the season.
- It'll be my first break in ten months - the longest stretch between holidays for years - and I can't wait.
- The sun breaks through the clouds every now and then, lighting up the silvery bodies of planes that cross the stretch of horizon visible through the window.
- The Tories ruled for more than two - thirds of the time. Periods of progressive government were intervals in long stretches of Conservative rule.
- Blackpool council has drawn up radical plans to turn its stretch of coastline, known as the Golden Mile, into what some have called the new Las Vegas of Europe.
- Phillip remained alone with his sister's body for an unbearable stretch of time.
- Toronto continued their recent stretch of playing good ball by ending Orlando's three-game win streak with a convincing victory.
- In 1992, it was the turn of a stretch of the Aravalli mountain ranges in Rajasthan and Haryana.
- Anglers wishing to tackle the stretch should take of the rapid rising tides and also are reminded that vehicles should not be taken down the bank until the hay has been cut.
- The monotonous stretches of this concert package make it difficult to feel anything about him at all.
- The slump between New Year's Eve and Memorial Day is a long stretch with little to celebrate.
- Traffic on the main road was diverted on the Sunday night as the flood waters rose on a stretch of the road.
- They certainly don't deserve watching a judge turn his gaze away from the stage for long stretches of time while difficult routines are being strenuously performed.
- But what of the people it might displace, areas of fertile land that might become stretches of wasteland and even the water wars that might ensue?
- He was referring to a flight of steps along a stretch of riverbank opposite Clohessy's Bar.
- Because this usually means hauling up other soil-stabilizing flora along with the moss, the practice turns vast stretches of poor soil into wasteland.
- Every piece of land, even a stretch of road, is probably subdivided into many lots.
- The substitutions aside, the siege of the England goal continues with long stretches of French possession interrupted by the briefest of respites.
- Fahd, who rose to the throne in 1982, suffered short-term memory loss and an inability to concentrate for long stretches after his stroke in 1995.
- Alternate each lap with a pool-length stretch of easier freestyle swimming.
- When I travel I drive for long stretches with the radio turned off.
- What did surprise us was the extent and the incredibly good condition of this large stretch of wall that was found here.
- To try to see the events of those times in perspective across a such a vast stretch of time is difficult indeed.
- Windows of four buses were broken by branches as buses struggled to negotiate the narrow streets - although trees on the narrower stretches of the planned diversion route had been cut back.
2.2(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 — (without a break) sin parar
- 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
3(elasticity)elasticidad femeninoa sock with lots of stretch — un calcetín muy elástico / que da mucho de sí
- I know too, that nylon and stretch elastic, cast aside by fishermen, catches around seabirds' legs and either slowly kills or maims them.
- Finally, the elastic lost all its stretch and they ended up in a wad in the back of my closet, but I always loved those two shades of blue fabric.
- New features like liquid tapped seams, high quality thin stretch rubber and integrated hoods have made winter surfing more enjoyable and more accessible.
- The knit's stretch and texture eliminate exact garment fitting and stitching techniques.
- She was wearing black stretch pants and a purple t-shirt.
- The new process allows three times as much stretch in the material before tearing, opening the door to more complex shapes in aluminum for automotive use.
- As the material has less stretch, it is advisable to check with the bow manufacturer, if it can be used.
- The spandex in stretch jeans causes them to shrink more, but after a few minutes of wear, they'll be perfect again!
- We've got a full line, with pants, shirts, hats, our own stretch denim and a girls' line as well.
- She wears stretch jeans and a white sweatshirt with glittery appliquéd gingham teddy bears.
- A picture of a giraffe or a lion on quality stretch cotton material will also be an ideal choice.
- These stretch materials make the shorts fit perfectly, offer great support and look great too.
- The slim cut stretch denim jeans envelop the contour of the female form like a second skin, giving a slim and seductive outline to the hip and legs.
- Care for hologram stretch knits by turning garments inside out and laundering them by hand; air dry.
- The beauty of stretch is that you can wear your jeans a lot tighter without sacrificing comfort.
- Because of the fabric's stretch, all garment seams are stress seams.
- Becky had thrown her stretch jeans in there and I decided that it wouldn't hurt if I borrowed them just this once!
- In 1978 he created the first stretch jeans, utilizing a specially and produced innovative stretch indigo denim.