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overstretch

Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvərˈstretʃ; ˌəʊvəˈstretʃ/

Translation of overstretch in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • the sales staff are overstretched los vendedores están trabajando al máximo the already overstretched education system … el sistema educativo, cuyos recursos ya no dan más de sí … the epidemic overstretched the country's medical system la epidemia realmente puso a prueba el sistema de salud pública del país
    Example sentences
    • Cats from their own county already overstretch both these facilities.
    • Facilities that were already underfunded and overstretched are now at breaking point.
    • The dilapidated facilities and overstretched editorial staff prove how illusory this prediction was.

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