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    stretch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stretch

    Definition
    (noun) a large and unbroken expanse or distance
    Example Sentence
    • a stretch of highway
    • a stretch of clear water
    Definition
    (noun) the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    Synonyms : reach , reaching
    Definition
    (noun) a straightaway section of a racetrack Definition
    (noun) exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
    Synonyms : stretching
    Definition
    (noun) extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
    Example Sentence
    • running at full stretch
    • by no stretch of the imagination
    • beyond any stretch of his understanding
    Definition
    (noun) an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    Synonyms : stint
    Example Sentence
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
    Definition
    (noun) the capacity for being stretched Definition
    (verb) occupy a large, elongated area
    Synonyms : stretch along
    Example Sentence
    • The park stretched beneath the train line
    Definition
    (verb) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
    Synonyms : extend
    Example Sentence
    • Stretch your legs!
    • Extend your right arm above your head
    Definition
    (verb) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    Synonyms : extend , stretch out , unfold
    Example Sentence
    • Unfold the newspaper
    • stretch out that piece of cloth
    • extend the TV antenna
    Definition
    (verb) become longer by being stretched and pulled
    Example Sentence
    • The fabric stretches
    Definition
    (verb) make long or longer by pulling and stretching
    Synonyms : elongate
    Example Sentence
    • stretch the fabric
    Definition
    (verb) lie down comfortably
    Synonyms : stretch out
    Example Sentence
    • To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass
    Definition
    (verb) pull in opposite directions
    Example Sentence
    • During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack
    Definition
    (verb) extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
    Example Sentence
    • Stretch the limits
    • stretch my patience
    • stretch the imagination
    Definition
    (verb) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    Synonyms : adulterate , debase , dilute , load
    Example Sentence
    • adulterate liquor
    Definition
    (verb) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
    Synonyms : extend
    Example Sentence
    • stretch the soup by adding some more cream
    • extend the casserole with a little rice
    Definition
    (verb) extend one's body or limbs
    Synonyms : stretch out
    Example Sentence
    • Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours
    Definition
    (adj) having an elongated seating area
    Example Sentence
    • a stretch limousine
    Definition
    (adj) easily stretched
    Example Sentence
    • stretch hosiery
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