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lengthen
British English: /ˈlɛŋ(k)θ(ə)n/
, /ˈlɛn(t)θən/
American English: /ˈlɛŋ(k)θən/

Translation of lengthen in French:

transitive verb

  • 1
    rallonger (garment) (by de, par)
    prolonger (wall, shelf, track) (by de, par)
    to lengthen something from X metres to Y metres
    faire passer la longueur de quelque chose de X mètres à Y mètres
  • 2
    prolonger (stay, visit)
    rallonger (waiting period, queue, list)
    to lengthen something from three years to four years
    faire passer la durée de quelque chose de trois à quatre ans

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (queue, list, shadow)
    s'allonger
    (skirts, trousers)
    devenir plus long
    (Medicine) (bone)
    s'allonger
    to lengthen from X cm to Y cm
    passer de X cm à Y cm
  • 2
    (days, nights)
    s'allonger, rallonger
    (visit, silence)
    se prolonger
    the intervals between her visits/migraines are lengthening
    ses visites/ses migraines s'espacent

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