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Secure the ends with a second elastic band. The Sun (2016)The dough should be very smooth and elastic when stretched. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The structure is attached to the couple's first-floor bedroom window with a detachable elastic bungee cord. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He tried to get his thumb under the knicker elastic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They have an elastic waist and the inner mesh pants mean no sweat patches. The Sun (2013)This will make the pastry less elastic and easier to roll. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Think of your muscles as elastic bands which stretch and recoil better when warm. The Sun (2011)The elastic strap was around his neck but the mask was not on his face. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They tied the birds to me with elastic bands. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The globe had suddenly become elastic and from all the new corners came the delicious luxuries. GOD'S SECRETARIES: The Making of the King James Bible (2003)The teams already felt that the season had been extended as far as the elastic would stretch. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Secure with an elastic band and lightly spritz with hairspray. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Give a general formula for a unitary elastic demand curve. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)It has become a more elastic and elective concept. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then you will be back to square one and need another operation on skin now older and less elastic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That's when the elastic rope comes in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Pulse or mix until you have a smooth, elastic dough. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He could melt knicker elastic at 40 paces. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-10 min until the dough is elastic and smooth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Should I pack trousers with elastic waists? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Official time zones are a rather elastic concept in the Indian Ocean. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You run as far away as you can, working your muscles at a higher intensity as you pull against the resistance of the elastic cord. The Sun (2012)The jet-set will love the dinky sunglasses pouch, complete with a cleaning cloth on elastic cord. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'elastic'
British English: elastic /ɪˈlæstɪk/ NOUN
Elastic is a rubber material that stretches when you pull it and returns to its original size when you let it go.
She was wearing a bracelet of beads strung on a piece of elastic.
- American English: elastic
- Arabic: مَطَّاط
- Brazilian Portuguese: elástico
- Chinese: 弹性织物
- Croatian: elastika
- Czech: elastický
- Danish: elastik
- Dutch: elastiek
- European Spanish: elástico
- Finnish: kuminauha
- French: élastique
- German: Gummi
- Greek: λάστιχο
- Italian: elastico
- Japanese: 弾性ゴム
- Korean: 고무줄
- Norwegian: strikk
- Polish: guma rozciągliwy materiał
- European Portuguese: elástico
- Romanian: elastic
- Russian: резинка
- Spanish: elástico tejido que se estira
- Swedish: resår
- Thai: ความยืดหยุ่น
- Turkish: lastik
- Ukrainian: гумка
- Vietnamese: chất cao su
British English: elastic ADJECTIVE
Something that is elastic is able to stretch easily and then return to its original size and shape.
Beat it until the dough is slightly elastic.
Definition of elastic from the Collins English Dictionary
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