stretch out

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stretch out(
strehch
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to extend objects or body parts)
a. estirar
It is important to stretch out your arms and legs before running.Es importante estirar los brazos y las piernas antes de correr.
b. extender
He stretched out his hand and I took it.Me extendió la mano y la tomé.
2. (to make bigger)
a. estirar
The best way to stretch out your jeans is to wear them.La mejor manera de estirar tus jeans es llevarlos puestos.
3. (to lengthen)
a. alargar
Tell the emcee that the next act isn't here yet, so we need him to stretch out the introduction until it arrives.Dile al presentador que los próximos músicos todavía no han llegado, entonces necesitamos que alargue la introducción hasta que lleguen.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4. (to occupy)
a. extenderse
I feel peaceful when I stand on the beach, looking at the water that stretches out to the horizon.Me siento tranquila cuando estoy en la playa, mirando el agua que se extiende hasta el horizonte.
5. (to lie down)
a. estirarse
I can't wait to get home and stretch out on the couch.No puedo esperar para volver a casa y estirarme en el sofá.
b. tenderse
Our dog loves to stretch out at our feet as we eat breakfast.Al perro le encanta tenderse a nuestros pies mientras desayunamos.
c. tumbarse
We stretched out on the ground after a long day of walking.Nos tumbamos en la tierra después de un largo día caminando.
d. echarse
I relax by stretching out on my bed and listening to Mozart.Me relaja echarme en la cama y escuchar la música de Mozart.
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stretch out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (extend)
a.
to s out one's armestirar el brazo
to s out one's handtender la mano
2. (resources, budget)
a. estirar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (person)
a. tenderse
4. (road, time)
a. extenderse
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stretch out
transitive verb
1 [+arm] extender; [+hand] tender; alargar; [+leg] estirar
2 (lengthen) [+essay, discussion] alargar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+person] estirarse; (lie down) tumbarse; tenderse
he stretched out on the ground se tumbó or se tendió en el suelo; to stretch out to take sth alargar el brazo para tomar algo
2 [+space, time] extenderse
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