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stretch

noun (n)

  • a large and unbroken expanse or distance (noun.object)
    Example:
    A stretch of highway.
    A stretch of clear water.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of physically reaching or thrusting out (noun.act)
    Synonym: reach, reaching
    source: wordnet30
  • a straightaway section of a racetrack (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent (noun.act)
    Synonym: stretching
    source: wordnet30
  • extension to or beyond the ordinary limit (noun.act)
    Example:
    Running at full stretch.
    By no stretch of the imagination.
    Beyond any stretch of his understanding.
    source: wordnet30
  • an unbroken period of time during which you do something (noun.time)
    Synonym: stint
    Example:
    There were stretches of boredom.
    He did a stretch in the federal penitentiary.
    source: wordnet30
  • the capacity for being stretched (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • having an elongated seating area (adj.all)
    Example:
    A stretch limousine.
    source: wordnet30
  • easily stretched (adj.all)
    Example:
    Stretch hosiery.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • occupy a large, elongated area (verb.stative)
    Synonym: stretch along
    Example:
    The park stretched beneath the train line.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body (verb.body)
    Synonym: extend
    Example:
    Stretch your legs!.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Stretch out that piece of cloth.
    source: wordnet30
  • become longer by being stretched and pulled (verb.change)
    Antonym: contract, shrink
    Example:
    The fabric stretches.
    source: wordnet30
  • make long or longer by pulling and stretching (verb.change)
    Synonym: elongate
    Example:
    Stretch the fabric.
    source: wordnet30
  • lie down comfortably (verb.motion)
    Synonym: stretch out
    Example:
    To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass.
    source: wordnet30
  • pull in opposite directions (verb.contact)
    Example:
    During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly (verb.change)
    Example:
    Stretch the limits.
    Stretch my patience.
    Stretch the imagination.
    source: wordnet30
  • corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance (verb.change)
    Example:
    Stretch the soup by adding some more cream.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend one's body or limbs (verb.body)
    Example:
    Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours.
    source: wordnet30
  • To reach out; to extend; to put forth. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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 miles. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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