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Meanings for stretch

the act of lengthening limbs by reaching or extending

stretch(noun)

a large and unbroken expanse or distance

"a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"

reach, reaching, stretch(noun)

the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

stretch(noun)

a straightaway section of a racetrack

stretch, stretching(noun)

exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

stretch(noun)

extension to or beyond the ordinary limit

"running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"

stretch, stint(noun)

an unbroken period of time during which you do something

"there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"

stretch, stretchiness, stretchability(adj)

the capacity for being stretched

stretch(a)(adj)

having an elongated seating area

"a stretch limousine"

stretch(verb)

easily stretched

"stretch hosiery"

stretch, stretch along(verb)

occupy a large, elongated area

"The park stretched beneath the train line"

stretch, extend(verb)

extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

"Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"

unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend(verb)

extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

"Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

stretch(verb)

become longer by being stretched and pulled

"The fabric stretches"

elongate, stretch(verb)

make long or longer by pulling and stretching

"stretch the fabric"

stretch, stretch out(verb)

lie down comfortably

"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"

stretch(verb)

pull in opposite directions

"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"

stretch(verb)

extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly

"Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"

load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase(verb)

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

"adulterate liquor"

extend, stretch(verb)

increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

"stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"

stretch, stretch out(verb)

extend one's body or limbs

"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"

able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted

stretch fabrics that don't wrinkle or sag

a wide space or area

a narrow stretch of beach below the cliffs

an indefinite but usually short period of time

there was a cardinal at our bird feeder for a short stretch last spring

the distance or extent between possible extremes

the stories were written over a considerable stretch of time

the space or amount of space between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects

the longest stretch of the drive without any place to get gas

to add to the interest of by including made-up details

it was stretching the truth to say she'd been in the movies: she was once an extra whose scene was cut in the final version

to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure

I stretched a back muscle, and the pain is killing me

to make longer

the time it would take to fix the car got stretched from three hours to two days when the part we needed had to be ordered

to subject (a personal quality or faculty) to often excessive stress

your whining is stretching my patience to the limit

to draw tight

if the canvas isn't properly stretched over the frame, there will be sagging over time

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Example Sentences of stretch

I need to stretch my legs.

I want to stretch my legs.

I stretch before exercising to prevent injury.

I always stretch my leg muscles before playing tennis.

Everybody in the car said they wanted to get out and stretch their legs.

Janet sure knows how to stretch a dollar.

He tried with all his might to stretch the bow and shoot the arrow as far as possible.

The wheat fields stretch out for miles.

You should stretch properly before exercising.

This is a really lonely stretch of shoreline.

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Antonyms for stretch

inelastic inflexible nonelastic rigid stiff abbreviate abridge curtail cut cut back shorten loosen slack slacken

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Stretch in different languages

  • تمدد, تمتدArabic
  • estirar Catalan
  • natáhnout Czech
  • dehnen ausleiern strecken strecke abschnitt German
  • τείνω Greek
  • streĉi Esperanto
  • estirar estirarse extenderse dar estiramiento tramo elasticidad trecho estirón Spanish
  • venyttää venytellä pingottaa venyä venyttely venyvyys osuus liioittelu kimmoisuus Finnish
  • s'étirer s'étendre étendre étirement French
  • sìnScots Gaelic
  • kifeszít kinyújt Hungarian
  • meregang Indonesian
  • tendere Italian
  • 伸びる, 伸ばす, ストレッチJapanese
  • 당기다, 뻗다Korean
  • tendo extendo Latin
  • whakamakaka, hōkari, whakamākakakakaMaori
  • strekken rechttrekken rekken aanspannen reiken rek Dutch
  • estesarOccitan
  • esticar espreguiçar-se Portuguese
  • chutayQuechua
  • extender, stender, tenderRomance
  • întinde Romanian
  • растянуться вытянуться растягивать натягивать вытянуть вытягиваться натянуть вытягивать растянуть растягиваться растя́жка эласти́чность растя́гивание промежу́ток уча́сток Russian
  • तनोतिSanskrit
  • sträcka Swedish
  • సాగు, సాగదీయు, ఒళ్ళు విరుచుకొనుTegulu
  • germek uzamak çekmek gerilmek yayılmak gerinmek uzanmak uzatmak esneklik elastikiyet gerinme Turkish
  • duỗi Vietnamese

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