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Overview of verb stretch

The verb stretch has 11 senses

  • stretch, stretch along -- (occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line")

  • stretch, extend -- (extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head")

  • unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend -- (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 -- (become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches")

  • elongate, stretch -- (make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric")

  • stretch, stretch out -- (lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass")

  • stretch -- (pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack")

  • stretch -- (extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination")

  • load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase -- (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor")

  • extend, stretch -- (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, stretch out -- (extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours")

Overview of adj stretched

The adj stretched has 2 senses

  • stretched -- ((of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching; "well-stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury")

  • stretched -- (extended or spread over a wide area or distance; "broad fields lay stretched on both sides of us")