Found 3 items, similar to Stretch.
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English → English
adj 1: having an elongated seating area; “a stretch limousine”
2: easily stretched; “stretch hosiery”
n 1: a large and unbroken expanse or distance; “a stretch of
; “a stretch of clear water”
2: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out [syn: reach
3: a straightaway section of a racetrack
4: exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their
full extent [syn: stretching
5: extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; “running at full
; “by no stretch of the imagination”
; “beyond any
stretch of his understanding”
6: an unbroken period of time during which you do something;
“there were stretches of boredom”
; “he did a stretch in
the federal penitentiary”
7: the capacity for being stretched [syn: stretchiness
v 1: occupy a large, elongated area; “The park stretched beneath
the train line”
[syn: stretch along
2: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; “Stretch
; “Extend your right arm above your head”
3: 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 out
4: become longer by being stretched and pulled; “The fabric
5: make long or longer by pulling and stretching; “stretch the
6: lie down comfortably; “To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out
on the grass”
[syn: stretch out
7: pull in opposite directions; “During the Inquisition, the
torturers would stretch their victims on a rack”
8: extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; “Stretch the
; “stretch my patience”
; “stretch the imagination”
9: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or
inferior substance; often by replacing valuable
ingredients with inferior ones; “adulterate liquor”
10: 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”
11: extend one's body or limbs; “Let's stretch for a
minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours”
[syn: stretch out
English → English
, v. i.
1. To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth,
or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches
across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square
As far as stretcheth any ground. --Gower.
2. To extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the
lazy man yawns and stretches.
3. To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as
elastic or ductile substances.
The inner membrane . . . because it would stretch
and yield, remained umbroken. --Boyle.
4. To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to
stretch in his report of facts. [Obs. or Colloq.]
5. (Naut.) To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the
ship stretched to the eastward. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
, an order to rowers to extend themselves
forward in dipping the oar.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stretched
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [OE. strecchen, AS. streccan; akin to D.
strekken, G. strecken, OHG. strecchen, Sw. str["a]cka, Dan.
str[ae]kke; cf. AS. str[ae]ck, strec, strong, violent, G.
strack straight; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to E.
strong. Cf. Straight
1. To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
And stretch forth his neck long and small.
I in conquest stretched mine arm. --Shak.
2. To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a
straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.
3. To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as,
to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.
4. To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.
The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain.
5. To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to
stretch a tendon or muscle.
Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve. --Doddridge.
6. To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the
truth; to stretch one's credit.
They take up, one day, the most violent and
stretched prerogative. --Burke.
1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach;
effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a
stretch of the imagination.
By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain.
Those put a lawful authority upon the stretch, to
the abuse of yower, under the color of prerogative.
2. A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time;
as, grassy stretches of land.
A great stretch of cultivated country. --W. Black.
But all of them left me a week at a stretch. --E.
3. The extent to which anything may be stretched.
Quotations, in their utmost stretch, can signify no
more than that Luther lay under severe agonies of
This is the utmost stretch that nature can.
4. (Naut.) The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one
tack; a tack or board.
5. Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.
To be on the stretch
, to be obliged to use one's utmost
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