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Pronunciation: /strɛtʃ/

Translation of stretch in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 (to extend) مَدَّ (I) (stem vowel = u), بَسَطَ (stem vowel = u) (I) [a rope] [net] to stretch one's arms مَدَّ ذِراعَيْهِ to stretch one's legs تَمَشّى (V) to stretch one's wings فَرَدَ \ بَسَطَ جَناحَيْهَ
  • 2 (in elasticity) شَدَّ (stem vowel = i or u) (I) [a spring, fabric]; مَطَّ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a pullover] [sock] they stretched their lead to 5-2 زادوا فارِقَ تَقَدُّمِهِمْ إلى 5-2
  • 4 (to challenge) دَفَعَ إلى بَذْلِ جُهْدٍ كَبيرٍ [a pupil] [an employee] she isn't stretched at school لَيْسَ في المَدْرَسةِ ما يَدْفَعُها إلى بَذْلِ جُهْدٍ كَبيرٍ
  • 5 (to test) أَنْفَدَ (IV) [sb's patience] [tolerance] your stubbornness is stretching her patience عِنادُكَ يُنْفِدُ صَبْرَها
  • 6 (to make demands on) ضَغَطَ (stem vowel = a) (I) (+ على) [the budget] [resources] the system is stretched to the limit يَتِمُّ الضَغْطُ على النِظامِ إلى أَقْصى حَدٍّ
  • 7 (to eke out) اقْتَصَدَ في الاسْتِخْدامِ [supplies] [food]

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 (to extend one's limbs) مَطَّ \ مَدَّ \ مَدَّدَ جِسْمَهُ
  • 2 (to extend) [road] [track] [forest] امْتَدَّ (VIII) the plain/desert stretches for miles يَمْتَدُّ السَهْلُ \ تَمْتَدُّ الصَحْراءُ لِعِدّةِ أَمْيالٍ the queue stretched around the corner امْتَدَّ الطابورُ حول الرُكْنِ the course stretches over three years تَسْتَغْرِقُ الدَورةُ ثَلاثَ سَنَواتٍ
  • 4 [informal/غير رسمي] (to afford) to stretch to an expense وَفَّرَ \ دَبَّرَ تَكاليفاً the budget won't stretch to a new computer لن تَتَحَمَّلَ الميزانيّةُ حاسوباً جَديداً


  • 2 uncountable/غير معدود (elasticity) مُرونة at a stretch مع بَذْلِ كُلِّ ما في الوُسْعِ to be at full stretch [factories] بَلَغَ أَقْصى طاقَتِهِ [workers] بَذَلَ أَقْصى جُهْدَهُ
  • 5 (period) فَتْرة مُتَواصِلة to work for 12 hours at a stretch عَمِلَ لِمُدّةِ 12 ساعةً مُتَواصِلةً


before noun/قبل اسم
  • [cover] [fabric] قابِل للمَطِّ

Phrasal verbs

stretch out

(to lie down) تَمَدَّدَ (V), اسْتَرْخى (X) 1.1 (to extend) [plains] [road] امْتَدَّ (VIII)
stretch out [sth]stretch [sth] out (to extend) مَدَّ [شَيْئاً] [one's hand] [arm] 1.1 (to lay out) فَرَدَ \ بَسَطَ [شَيْئاً] [the nets] [sheets]

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