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transitive verb
1. to lengthen (ropa)
2. to extend (viaje, visita, plazo)
  • el árbitro alargó el primer tiempo cinco minutos the referee added five minutes' stoppage time to the end of the first half
3. to stretch out (brazo, mano)
  • alargar el brazo to stretch out one's arm
4. (pasar)
  • alargar algo a alguien to pass something (over) to somebody
pronominal verb
1. to get longer (hacerse más largo); to go on for ages (hacerse muy largo)
  • la reunión se alargó hasta el alba the meeting went on o stretched on until dawn
transitive verb
1 (en longitud) [+cuerda, goma] to stretch; [+pista de aterrizaje] to lengthen; [+cuello] to crane; [+mano] to stretch out; [+vestido] to lengthen; let down
2 (en tiempo) [+visita] to prolong; extend; [+discurso, espera] to prolong; [+relato] to spin out
esto alargó nuestra espera this prolonged our wait; this forced us to wait longer
3 [+cable de escalada] to pay out
4 (dar) to hand; pass;a to
¿me puedes alargar las tijeras?
5 [+sueldo] to increase; raise
6 [+paso] to quicken
pronominal verb
1 (en longitud) to lengthen; get longer
2 (en tiempo) [+días] to grow longer; [+relato] to drag out; [+orador] to go on for a long time
alargarse en algo to expatiate on sth; enlarge upon sth; se alargó en la charla he spun his talk out
3 (divagar) to digress
Verb Conjugations for alargar
Gerund: alargando
Participle: alargado
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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