tender

v.
1 to hang out (clothes).
María tiende la ropa Mary hangs out the clothes.
2 to lay (out).
lo tendieron en una camilla they laid him out on a stretcher
3 to stretch (out) (extender, colocar) (manta).
4 to lay (entre dos puntos) (cable, vía).
5 to hand (dar) (cosa).
tender la mano a alguien to hold out one's hand to somebody, to offer somebody one's hand (extender la mano)
6 to lay (trampa, emboscada).
7 to offer, to hold out, to give out one's, to give out.
Ella tiende su mano She offers her hand.
8 to tend, to trend.
La moda tiende hacia lo feo Fashion tends towards the ugly clothes.
9 to stretch out, to extend, to spread out.
Ella tiende su mano She stretches out her hand.
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tender
Conjugation model [ENTENDER], like {{link=entender}}entender
verbo transitivo
1 (extender - mantel etc) to spread; (- red) to cast
2 (puente) to throw; (vía, cable) to lay; (cuerda) to stretch
3 (ropa, colada) to hang out
4 (mano) to stretch out, hold out
5 (emboscada, trampa) to lay, set
6 (tumbar) to lay
lo tendieron en la cama they laid him on the bed
7 (esparcir) to scatter
8 MARÍTIMO (velas) to spread
9 (revestir paredes etc) to plaster
verbo intransitivo
1 (tener tendencia) to tend (a, to), have a tendency (a, to)
tiende al aburrimiento it tends to be boring
verbo pronominal tenderse
1 (tumbarse) to lie down, stretch out
2 (caballo) to run at full gallop
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verb
1) to spread out
2) hang out
3) lay
- tender una emboscada
- tenderse
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1. VT
1) (=extender) [+ herido, paciente] to lay; [+ mantel] to spread

lo tendieron en la cama — they laid him on the bed

tendieron el cadáver sobre el suelo — they laid the corpse out on the floor

tendí la toalla sobre la arena — I spread the towel (out) on the sand

2) (=colgar) [+ ropa] to hang out; [+ cuerda] to stretch
3) (=alargar) [+ lápiz, libro] to hold out

me tendió la mano — he stretched o held out his hand to me

4) [+ trampa] to set, lay

le tendieron una trampa — they set o laid a trap for him

nos han tendido una emboscada — we've been ambushed

5) (=construir) [+ puente, ferrocarril] to build; [+ cable, vía] to lay
6) LAm

tender la cama — to make the bed

tender la mesa — to lay the table, set the table

7) [+ arco] to draw
2. VI
1)

tender a hacer algo — to tend to do sth

en octubre las temperaturas tienden a bajar — temperatures tend to fall in October

las prendas de lana tienden a encoger — woollen clothes tend to shrink

2)

tender a algo — to tend to o towards sth

tiende al egocentrismo — she tends to self-centredness

la inflación tiende al alza — the trend is for inflation to go up

el color tiende a verde — the colour is verging on o has a tendency towards green

las plantas tienden a la luz — plants grow o turn towards the light

3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <ropa> (afuera) to hang out; (dentro de la casa) to hang (up)

tengo ropa tendida — I have some washing on the line

2)
a) (extender) <manta> to spread out, lay out; <mantel> to spread
b) (AmL) <cama> to make; <mesa> to lay, set
c) <persona> to lay; <cadáver> to lay out
3)
a) <cable> (sobre superficie) to lay; (suspendido) to hang
b) <vía férrea> to lay
4) (extender)

le tendió la mano — he held out his hand to him

5) <emboscada> to lay, set; <trampa> to set
2.
tender vi (inclinarse)

tender a + inf — to tend to + inf

tender A algo: tiende a la introversión — she tends to be introverted

3.
tenderse v pron
1) (tumbarse) to lie down
2) (Jueg) (en naipes) to show
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* cuerda de tender = clothesline [clothes line], washing line.
* cuerda de tender la ropa = washing line, clothesline [clothes line].
* tender a = be inclined to, be prone to, tend (to/towards).
* tender a acabar en = gravitate to(wards).
* tender a + Infinitivo = lean + Infinitivo.
* tender Algo = hang + Nombre + out.
* tender lazos = build + bridges.
* tender puentes = build + bridges, span + boundaries, bridge + the chasm, bridge + the divide, bridge + the gap, bridge + the gulf.
* tenderse = lie down.
* tender una emboscada = ambush.
* tender un puente = bridge.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <ropa> (afuera) to hang out; (dentro de la casa) to hang (up)

tengo ropa tendida — I have some washing on the line

2)
a) (extender) <manta> to spread out, lay out; <mantel> to spread
b) (AmL) <cama> to make; <mesa> to lay, set
c) <persona> to lay; <cadáver> to lay out
3)
a) <cable> (sobre superficie) to lay; (suspendido) to hang
b) <vía férrea> to lay
4) (extender)

le tendió la mano — he held out his hand to him

5) <emboscada> to lay, set; <trampa> to set
2.
tender vi (inclinarse)

tender a + inf — to tend to + inf

tender A algo: tiende a la introversión — she tends to be introverted

3.
tenderse v pron
1) (tumbarse) to lie down
2) (Jueg) (en naipes) to show
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* cuerda de tender = clothesline [clothes line], washing line.
* cuerda de tender la ropa = washing line, clothesline [clothes line].
* tender a = be inclined to, be prone to, tend (to/towards).
* tender a acabar en = gravitate to(wards).
* tender a + Infinitivo = lean + Infinitivo.
* tender Algo = hang + Nombre + out.
* tender lazos = build + bridges.
* tender puentes = build + bridges, span + boundaries, bridge + the chasm, bridge + the divide, bridge + the gap, bridge + the gulf.
* tenderse = lie down.
* tender una emboscada = ambush.
* tender un puente = bridge.
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tender [E8 ]
vt
A ‹ropa› (afuera) to hang out; (dentro de la casa) to hang (up)
tengo ropa tendida I have some washing on the line
ver tb ropa
B
1 (extender) ‹manta› to spread out, lay out; ‹mantel› to spread
2 (AmL) ‹cama› to make; ‹mesa› to lay, set
3 ‹persona› to lay; ‹cadáver› to lay out
la tendieron en una camilla they laid her on a stretcher
C
1 ‹cable› (sobre una superficie) to lay; (suspendido) to hang, run
2 ‹vía férrea› to lay
D
(acercar): le tendió el libro she held the book out to him
me tendió la mano he held o put out his hand to me, he offered me o extended his hand
E ‹emboscada› to lay, set; ‹trampa› to set
■ tender
vi
(inclinarse) tender A algo:
tiende a la introversión she tends to be introverted
pelo castaño que tiende a rubio brown hair verging on blond
el desempleo tiende a aumentar unemployment is on an upward trend
tenderse
v pron
A (tumbarse) to lie down
se tendió en el suelo/al sol he lay down on the ground/in the sun
lo encontraron tendido en el suelo they found him lying on the floor
B (Jueg) (en naipes) to show
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tender (conjugate tender) verbo transitivo
1ropa› (afuera) to hang out;
(dentro de la casa) to hang (up);
tengo ropa tendida I have some washing on the line

2
a) (extender) ‹mantato spread out, lay out;

mantelto spread;
le tendió la mano he held out his hand to him

b) (AmL) ‹camato make;

mesato lay, set
c)personato lay

3
a)cable› (sobre superficie) to lay;

(suspendido) to hang
b)vía férreato lay

4emboscadato lay, set;
trampato set
verbo intransitivo (inclinarse) tender a hacer algo to tend to do sth;
tiende a encoger it tends to shrink

tenderse verbo pronominal (tumbarse) to lie down
tender
I verbo transitivo
1 (la ropa) to hang out
2 (tumbar) to lay: la tendimos en el sofá, we laid her on the sofa
3 (extender, desplegar) to spread: tendió la manta en el suelo, he streched the blanket out on the floor
4 (cables, una vía) to lay
(puente) to build
5 (ofrecer) to hold out: me tendió la mano, he held out his hand
(alargar, aproximar) to pass, hand
6 (una emboscada, trampa) to set
II verbo intransitivo to tend [a, to]: tiende a ser pesimista, he is prone to pessimism

'tender' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
alfiler
- colada
- colgar
- concurso
- curso
- elote
- muy
- oferta
- puente
- subasta
- subastar
- tendida
- tendido
- tierna
- tierno
- tirar
- trampa
- blando
- cama
- cuerda
- inclinar
- licitación
- licitar
- renuncia
English:
bridge
- clothes peg
- extend
- frame
- hang out
- hold out
- lay
- legal tender
- peg
- put out
- set
- stretch out
- tend
- tender
- tender-hearted
- tender-heartedness
- trap
- washing line
- bar
- bed
- clothes
- clothespin
- goal
- hang
- hold
- legal
- line
- put
- run
- washing
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tender
vt
1. [tumbar] to lay (out);
lo tendieron en una camilla they laid him out on a stretcher
2. [colgar] [ropa] to hang out;
voy a tender las sábanas I'm going to hang out the sheets;
tendió la ropa en una silla frente a la chimenea she spread the clothes on a chair in front of the fireplace
3. [extender, colocar] [manta] to stretch (out);
[mantel] to spread; Am [cama] to make; Am [mesa] to set, to lay
4. [entre dos puntos] [cable, tuberías, vía] to lay;
[puente] to build; [cuerda] to stretch
5. [dar] [cosa] to hand;
le tendió una cuerda para que subiera por ella he threw her a rope so she could climb up;
tender la mano a alguien [extender la mano] to hold out one's hand to sb, to offer sb one's hand;
ella fue la única que me tendió una o [m5]la mano [me ayudó] she was the only person to lend o give me a hand
6. [trampa, emboscada] to lay;
la policía tendió una trampa al sospechoso the police laid a trap for the suspect
vi
1. [tener inclinación]
tender a hacer algo to tend to do sth;
tiende a enojarse con facilidad he tends to get annoyed easily;
tender a la depresión to have a tendency to depression;
un azul que tiende a violeta a blue which is almost violet;
la inflación tiende a la baja inflation is trending down
2. Mat
cuando x tiende a 1 as x tends to 1
See also the pronominal verb tenderse
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tender
I v/t
1 ropa hang out
2 cable lay
3
:
le tendió la mano he held out his hand to her
4 L.Am.
cama make; mesa set
II v/i
:
tender a tend to
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tender {56} vt
1) extender: to spread out, to lay out
2) : to hang out (clothes)
3) : to lay (cables, etc.)
4) : to set (a trap)
tender vi
tender a : to tend to, to have a tendency towards
See also the reflexive verb tenderse
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tender vb
1. (ropa) to hang out [pt. & pp. hung]
he tendido la ropa esta mañana I hung the washing out this morning
2. (persona) to lay [pt. & pp. laid]
tendieron a la chica en la camilla they laid the girl on the stretcher
3. (tener tendencia) to tend
los precios tienden a subir en invierno prices tend to rise in winter
tender la mano a alguien (para saludar) to shake someone's hand [pt. shook; pp. shaken] (para ayudar) to lend someone a hand [pt. & pp. lent]

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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