Translation of estirar in English:

estirar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 3 [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/or eke out the few resources we have

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (estirarse)

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