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estirar

Translation of estirar in English:

verbo transitivo

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    (dinero/comida/recursos)
    to make … go further
    agrégale más arroz para estirar la comida un poco
    add some more rice to make the food go a little further
    no los esperábamos para cenar, pero podemos estirar la comida
    we weren't expecting them for dinner, but we can make the food stretch
    tenemos que estirar al máximo los escasos recursos de que disponemos
    we must make the few resources we have go as far as possible
    we must make the most of o eke out the few resources we have
Example sentences
  • Estirar la derecha con la punta del pie hacia arriba.
  • Quizá pueda estirar las piernas y los brazos”, indicó.
  • De los 15 años en adelante se empezó a estirar demasiado.

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