estirar

estirar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to extend)
a. to stretch
El curtidor estiró la piel y la dejó sobre una roca para secarse.The tanner stretched the skin and left it on a rock to dry out.
b. to stretch out
Estiramos la cobija antes de ponerla en la cama.We stretched out the blanket before putting it on the bed.
c. to crane
La garceta estiró el cuello para alcanzar un pez.The egret craned its neck to reach a fish.
2. (to make smooth)
a. to smooth out
Estira la colcha para que no quede ninguna arruga.Smooth out the bedspread so there aren't any creases.
b. to iron out
Recomiendo que estires un poco el vestido antes de la gala.I recommend that you iron out the dress a little before the gala.
3. (to make go further)
a. to stretch
¿Crees que puedas estirar tu paga para cubrir la renta?Do you think you can stretch your paycheck to cover the rent?
b. to make last
No sabe estirar su domingo; siempre lo gasta de inmediato.He doesn't know how to make his allowance last; he always spends it right away.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to grow)
a. to shoot up
De verdad han estirado estas plantas debido a las lluvias.These plants have really shot up due to the rain.
estirarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
5. (to extend oneself)
a. to stretch
Zoe se estiró antes de ir a correr.Zoe stretched before going running.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to grow)
a. to shoot up
¡Caray! Cómo se estiró Verónica desde la última vez que la vi.Wow! Veronica has really shot up since the last time I saw her.
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estirar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (alargar)
a. to stretch
estirar el cuelloto crane one's neck
2. (fig)
a.
estirar las piernasto stretch one's legs
3. (desarrugar)
a. to straighten
4. (dinero)
a. to make last
5. (discurso, tema)
a. to spin out
he de estirar el sueldo para llegar a fin de mesit's an effort to make my salary last till the end of the month
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (tirar)
a.
estirar (de)to pull
7. (agrandarse)
a.
el jersey ha estirado al lavarlothe jersey has gone baggy in the wash
8. (crecer)
a. to shoot up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
9. (desperezarse)
a. to stretch
10. (tumbarse)
a. to stretch out
11. (crecer)
a. to shoot up
12. (agrandarse)
a.
el jersey se ha estirado al lavarlothe jersey has gone baggy in the wash
13. (colloquial)
a. to splash out
se estiró y nos invitó a cenarhe splashed out and treated us to dinner
estirar
transitive verb
1 (alargar) [+goma, elástico] to stretch; [+brazos] to stretch out; [+cuello] to crane
si lo estiras más se romperá if you stretch it any more it'll break; salir a estirar las piernas to go out and stretch one's legs
2 (aplanar) [+sábana, mantel] to smooth out; [+piel] to tighten; make taut
3 (en el tiempo) [+discurso] to spin out
no sé cómo consigue estirar el dinero hasta fin de mes I don't know how he manages to make his money stretch to the end of the month
to eke out
4 (Latinoamérica) (matar) to bump off (familiar); do away with (familiar)
estirar la pata to kick the bucket (familiar)
5 (And) (azotar) to flog; whip
6 (S. Cone) (México) (tirar) to pull; tug at
pronominal verb
estirarse
1 (alargarse) to stretch
2 (Dep)
el equipo se estiró the team moved upfield; el jugador se estiró por la banda the player ran up the touchline
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