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KK Pronunciation

〔 strєtʃ 〕


〔 stretʃ 〕

Overview of noun stretch

The noun stretch has 7 senses

  • stretch -- (a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water")

  • reach, reaching, stretch -- (the act of physically reaching or thrusting out)

  • stretch -- (a straightaway section of a racetrack)

  • stretch, stretching -- (exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent)

  • stretch -- (extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding")

  • stretch, stint -- (an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary")

  • stretch, stretchiness, stretchability -- (the capacity for being stretched)

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 stretch

The adj stretch has 2 senses

  • stretch -- (having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine")

  • stretch -- (easily stretched; "stretch hosiery")