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  Definition of stretch
  1. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  2. extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
  3. exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
  4. a straightaway section of a racetrack
  5. the capacity for being stretched
  6. a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
  7. an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
  8. extend one''s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
  9. extend one''s body or limbs; "Let''s stretch for a minute--we''ve been sitting here for over 3 hours"
  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. become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
  12. make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
  13. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
  14. extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
  15. pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
  16. lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
  17. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
  18. occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
  19. easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
Similar Words: reach, reaching, stretching, stretchiness, stretchability, stint, extend, stretch out, elongate, adulterate, dilute, debase, unfold, stretch along

 

Hyponyms: outreach, pandiculation, homestretch, slack, spread-eagle, crane, stretch out, give, yield, water down, sophisticate, doctor, doctor up, pull back, draw

 

Grouped Verbs: adulterate, dilute, debase, extend

 

Part Meronyms: racetrack, racecourse, raceway, track

 

Derivational Morphology: stretch out, reach, reach out, elongate, extend, stretch along, extension, extensor muscle, extensor, stretching, reaching, stretchiness, stretchability, stretcher, elongation, adulteration, debasement, dilution, adulterant, adulterator

 

Anagrams: Chester

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 伸張   Dutch: strekken  
Esperanto: streĉi   Finnish: venyttää  
French: étendre   German: strecken  
Hungarian: kinyújtani   Italian: tendere  
Japanese: 伸ばす   Korean: 당기다  
Portuguese: esticar   Russian: вытягивать  
Spanish: estirar   Swedish: sträcka  
Telugu: సాగదీయు  
 
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