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British English: /strɛtʃ/
American English: /strɛtʃ/

Translation of stretch in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (to extend)
    بَسَطَ (a rope, net)
    to stretch one's arms
    مَدَّ ذِراعَيْهِ
    to stretch one's legs to stretch one's wings
    فَرَدَ \ بَسَطَ جَناحَيْهَ
  • 2
    (in elasticity)
    شَدَّ (a spring, fabric)
    مَطَّ (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 (somebody's patience, tolerance)
    your stubbornness is stretching her patience
    عِنادُكَ يُنْفِدُ صَبْرَها
  • 6
    (to make demands on)
    ضَغَطَ (+ 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)
    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
    at a stretch
    مع بَذْلِ كُلِّ ما في الوُسْعِ
    to be at full stretch
    بَلَغَ أَقْصى طاقَتِهِ
    بَذَلَ أَقْصى جُهْدَهُ
  • 5
    فَتْرة مُتَواصِلة
    to work for 12 hours at a stretch
    عَمِلَ لِمُدّةِ 12 ساعةً مُتَواصِلةً

adjective/صفة before noun/قبل اسم

  • (cover, fabric)
    قابِل للمَطِّ

Phrasal verbs

stretch out

1 2 (to extend)
(plains, road)
stretch out [something], stretch [something] out 1
(to extend)
مَدَّ [شَيْئاً] (one's hand, arm)
(to lay out)
فَرَدَ \ بَسَطَ [شَيْئاً] (the nets, sheets)
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