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

Translation of lengthen in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (skirt/novel)
    (line/speech/visit)
    he lengthened his stride
    alargó el paso
    a lengthening line
    una cola cada vez más larga

intransitive verb

  • (day/shadow)
    alargarse
    the odds have lengthened
    las probabilidades han disminuido
    Example sentences
    • Half an hour had already passed, and the shadows lengthened as the sun sunk into the horizon.
    • The shadows were just barely lengthening and Kristram looked at me in disbelief.
    • Then, as the candles burnt and the shadows lengthened, we started to think about it properly.

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