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stretch

US [stretʃ]
UK [stretʃ]
  • v.伸展;延伸;伸出;舒展
  • n.伸展;弹性;舒展;一片
  • adj.有弹力的
  • Web拉伸;伸长;拉长
Simple Present:stretches  Present Participle:stretching  Past Tense:stretched  
Stretch
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v.
使变大╱变松make bigger/looser
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
拉长;拽宽;撑大;抻松to make sth longer, wider or looser, for example by pulling it; to become longer, etc. in this way
Is there any way of stretching shoes?
有什么办法能把鞋撑大吗?
This sweater has stretched.
这件毛衣给撑得变形了。
2.
[i]
有弹性(或弹力)to become bigger or longer when you pull it and return to its original shape when you stop
The jeans stretch to provide a perfect fit.
这条牛仔裤有弹性,可以完全贴身。
拉紧pull tight
3.
[t]
拉紧;拉直;绷紧to pull sth so that it is smooth and tight
Stretch the fabric tightly over the frame.
把布在架子上绷紧。
Make sure that the rope is stretched tight.
务必要把绳子拉紧。
身体your body
4.
[i][t]
伸展;舒展to put your arms or legs out straight and contract your muscles
He stretched and yawned lazily.
他伸了伸懒腰,打了个哈欠。
The exercises are designed to stretch and tone your leg muscles.
这些活动目的在于伸展和增强你的腿部肌肉。
伸手够着reach with arm
5.
[i][t]
伸出,伸长(胳膊、腿)to put out an arm or a leg in order to reach sth
She stretched across the table for the butter.
她伸手到桌子那头去拿黄油。
I stretched out a hand and picked up the book.
我伸出一只手,把书捡起来。
覆盖地域over area
6.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
延伸;绵延to spread over an area of land
Fields and hills stretched out as far as we could see.
放眼望去,田野山丘绵延不绝。
时间over time
7.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
延续to continue over a period of time
The town's history stretches back to before 1500.
该镇的历史可以上溯到公元 1500 年以前。
The talks look set to stretch into a second week.
看来谈判十有八九要延续到下个星期了。
钱;物资;时间money/supplies/time
8.
[i]
~ (to sth)
足够买(或支付)to be enough to buy or pay for sth
I need a new car, but my savings won't stretch to it.
我需要一辆新车,但我的积蓄不够。
9.
[t]
~ sb/sth
(大量地)使用,消耗to make use of a lot of your money, supplies, time, etc.
The influx of refugees has stretched the country's resources to the limit .
难民的大量涌入把这个国家的资源消耗殆尽。
We can't take on any more work─we're fully stretched as it is.
我们不能再接受其他工作了,现在我们已经满负荷了。
技能;智力sb's skill/intelligence
10.
[t]
~ sb/sth
使竭尽所能;使全力以赴;使发挥出全部本领to make use of all sb's skill, intelligence, etc.
I need a job that will stretch me.
我需要一份能让我充分发挥才智的工作。
实情;信条truth/belief
11.
[t]
~ sth
滥用;随意歪曲to use sth in a way that would not normally be considered fair, acceptable, etc.
He admitted that he had maybe stretched the truth a little(= not been completely honest) .
他承认可能有点言过其实了。
The play's plot stretches credulity to the limit .
这出戏的剧情简直就是胡编滥造。
IDM
It was good to get out of the car and stretch our legs.
我们下了车活动活动腿脚,真不错。
stretch your legs
(informal)
(久坐之后)散散步,活动活动腿脚to go for a short walk after sitting for some time
It was good to get out of the car and stretch our legs.
我们下了车活动活动腿脚,真不错。
stretch a point
破例;通融to allow or do sth that is not usually acceptable, especially because of a particular situation
n.
土地;水域area of land/water
1.
[c]
~ (of sth)
一片;一泓;一段an area of land or water, especially a long one
an unspoilt stretch of coastline
一段未破坏原貌的海岸线
a particularly dangerous stretch of road
特别危险的路段
You rarely see boats on this stretch of the river.
这一河段船只罕见。
一段时间period of time
2.
[c]
(连续的)一段时间a continuous period of time
They worked in four-hour stretches.
他们工作四小时一班。
She used to read for hours at a stretch(= without stopping) .
她以前看书常常连看几小时。
3.
[c][ususing]
(informal)
服刑期a period of time that sb spends in prison
He did a ten-year stretch for fraud.
他因欺诈罪服刑十年。
身体of body
4.
[c][u]
伸展;舒展an act of stretching out your arms or legs or your body and contracting the muscles; the state of being stretched
We got out of the car and had a good stretch .
我们下车好好舒展了一下身体。
Only do these more difficult stretches when you are warmed up.
要做了准备活动以后再做这些较难的伸展运动。
Stay in this position and feel the stretch in your legs.
保持这个姿势,体会腿部绷紧的感觉。
织物of fabric
5.
[u]
弹性;伸缩性the ability to be made longer or wider without breaking or tearing
You need a material with plenty of stretch in it.
你需要一种弹性很大的布料。
stretch jeans
弹力牛仔裤
跑道on racetrack
6.
[c][ususing]
(终点)直道a straight part at the end of a racing track
the finishing/home stretch
终点直道
The campaign has entered its final stretch.
竞选已进入最后冲刺阶段。
IDM
Fire crews have been operating at full stretch.
各消防队一直在全力以赴。
at full stretch
竭尽全力;以最大财力物力using as much energy as possible, or the greatest possible amount of supplies
Fire crews have been operating at full stretch.
各消防队一直在全力以赴。
She could not, by any stretch of the imagination, be called beautiful.
再怎么说,她也称不上漂亮。
not by any stretch of the imagination|by no stretch of the imagination
任凭怎么想也不;再怎么说也不used to say strongly that sth is not true, even if you try to imagine or believe it
She could not, by any stretch of the imagination, be called beautiful.
再怎么说,她也称不上漂亮。

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