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Stretch 1Definition: To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
Stretch 2Definition: To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.
Stretch 3Definition: To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the
Stretch 4Definition: To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.
Stretch 5Definition: To draw or pull out to
greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.
Stretch 6Definition: 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
Stretch 7Definition: To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile
Stretch 8Definition: To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of
Stretch 9Definition: To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward.
Stretch 10Definition: Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the
limbs; a stretch of the imagination.
Stretch 11Definition: A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy
stretches of land.
Stretch 12Definition: The extent to which anything may be stretched.
Stretch 13Definition: Course; direction; as, the stretch of
seams of coal.
stretch 14Definition: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
stretch 15Definition: extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
stretch 16Definition: exercise designed to extend the
muscles to their full extent
stretch 17Definition: a straightaway section of a racetrack
stretch 18Definition: the capacity for being stretched
stretch 19Definition: a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
stretch 20Definition: an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were
stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
stretch 21Definition: extend one''s
muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your
legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
stretch 22Definition: extend one''s body or
limbs; "Let''s stretch for a
minute--we''ve been sitting here for over hours"
stretch 23Definition: 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 24Definition: become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric
stretch 25Definition: make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
stretch 26Definition: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable
ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
stretch 27Definition: extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the
limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
stretch 28Definition: pull in opposite
directions; "During the Inquisition, the
torturers would stretch their
victims on a rack"
stretch 29Definition: lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
stretch 30Definition: 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 31Definition: occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
stretch 32Definition: easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"