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stretch

 
Adjective stretch has 2 senses
  1. stretch - having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"
    Antonym:
    short (indirect, via long)
  2. stretch - easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
    Antonym:
    inelastic (indirect, via elastic)
Noun stretch has 7 senses
  1. stretch - a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
    --1 is a kind of
    expanse
    --1 has particulars: slack
    Derived form: verb stretch1
  2. reach, reaching, stretch - the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    --2 is a kind of motion, movement, move, motility
    --2 has particulars: outreach
    Derived form: verb stretch11
  3. stretch - a straightaway section of a racetrack
    --3 is a kind of
    straightaway, straight
    --3 is a part of racetrack, racecourse, raceway, track
    --3 has particulars: homestretch
  4. stretch, stretching - exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
    --4 is a kind of exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
    --4 has particulars: pandiculation
    Derived form: verb stretch2
  5. stretch - extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
    --5 is a kind of
    extension
    Derived forms: verb stretch8, verb stretch5, verb stretch4
  6. 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"
    --6 is a kind of duration, continuance
  7. stretch, stretchiness, stretchability - the capacity for being stretched
    --7 is a kind of elasticity, snap
    Derived form: verb stretch4
Verb stretch has 11 senses
  1. stretch, stretch along - occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
    --1 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun stretch1
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. stretch, extend - extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
    --2 is one way to tense, strain, tense up
    Derived forms: noun stretch4, noun stretching2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s
  3. 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"
    --3 is one way to change shape, change form, deform
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. stretch - become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
    --4 is one way to
    grow
    Antonyms: shrink, contract
    Derived forms: noun stretch5, noun stretch7
    Sample sentence:
    These fabrics stretch easily
  5. elongate, stretch - make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
    --5 is one way to lengthen
    Derived forms: noun stretch5, noun stretcher2, noun stretching1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. stretch, stretch out - lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
    --6 is one way to lie down, lie
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  7. stretch - pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
    --7 is one way to
    pull, draw, force
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  8. stretch - extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
    --8 is one way to
    widen, broaden, extend
    Derived form: noun stretch5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. 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"
    --9 is one way to corrupt, spoil
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. 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"
    --10 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. stretch, stretch out - extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
    --11 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun stretch2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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