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)(legs/arms) estirarbeggars stretching their hands out for alms — mendigos pidiendo limosna con la mano extendida
- he stretched his hand out to touch her — alargó / extendió la mano para tocarla
- he stretched himself out on the sand — se tendió sobre la arena
- he stretched him out with one blow — lo tumbó de un golpe
1.2(make last longer)(money/speech) estirar
2.1(reach out)he stretched out to turn off the alarm clock — alargó / extendió la mano para apagar el despertador
2.2(lie full length)tendersetumbarse
2.3(extend)(plain/city) (in space) extenderse(afternoon/negotiations/meeting) (in time) alargarsethe days stretched out ahead of her — le parecía tener una eternidad por delante
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