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To pull or elongate a stretchable object
Stretch the elastic around your waist until it fits comfortably and cut it to the correct size.”
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(of something soft or elastic) To be made, or be capable of being made, longer or wider without tearing or breaking
“Very fat rubber bands can stretch to close a plastic bag filled, for example, with vegetables.”
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To draw or make tight or taut
Stretch the canvas tightly over the hull, working from amidships forward and aft.”
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To straighten something
“Roll up on your toes, slowly stretch your legs to push your hips upward, and drop your head toward the ground.”
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To last or cause to last longer than expected
“The precautionary effort was expected to stretch into this week.”
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To extend or spread over an area or period of time
“At either side, the desert would stretch to meet the deep indigo of the sky.”
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To range or occur within a continuous spectrum
“The store is offering discounts that stretch from 10 to 40 percent, depending upon the brand.”
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To extend outwardly
“She was afraid to stretch out her hand to him to touch him, as if the illusion could crumble to dust after her touch.”
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(stretch out) To recline or lie down by extending one's body
“Then she arranges the pillows so Mama can stretch out on the sofa and prop her foot up.”
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To make great demands on the capacity or resources of
“Times of prosperity tended to increase the population, which would, at a certain indefinable point, begin to stretch available resources.”
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To describe or express in too exaggerated terms
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“Applicants tend to stretch the truth, with statistics revealing that nearly 36 percent of applications are falsified.”
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To damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
“I would stretch the ligaments in my ankle after rolling it, injuring myself in the process.”
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(of finances or resources) To be sufficient or adequate for a certain purpose
“Sadly, finances would not stretch to pay for every child in her household.”
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(of a living thing) To get bigger physically through natural development
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To give pain, affliction, or vexation to
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To thread (a series of small objects) on a string
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Be dramatic
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To put into a spread-eagle position, with arms and legs extended and spread
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To make liberal, free
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To bend or become bent
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Give excessive work, responsibility, or information to
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To affect without completely changing
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To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense
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To cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
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(of a mass or structure) To physically give way under force or pressure
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Defeat or overcome with superior strength
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To emerge, or cause to emerge, from sleep
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Open mouth wide, usually sign of
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Kill by suspension from a rope
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Form or cause to form the curved shape of an arch
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A continuous area or expanse of land or water
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“In 1827, a flood of the Daling River had deposited silt on a huge stretch of land along its lower reaches.”
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A continuous period of time
“The slump between New Year's Eve and Memorial Day is a long stretch with little to celebrate.”
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The distance between two physical points or locations
“Hessy had been traveling back and forth over a stretch of five miles after she was first sighted near Dartford Bridge.”
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The extent or range between possible extremes
“Meanwhile, your single sinister hand plays over and over a stretch of notes, till even the fourth finger obeys.”
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The ability or measure of a material or object to stretch
“The amount of stretch in the fabric will determine the style and size of the pattern you choose.”
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A period of time spent in prison
“While doing a stretch in prison, he refused to enter the recommended rehabilitation program.”
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Where something is positioned or located
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A sudden short bout of an illness or stress
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A region or part of a town, a country, or the world
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A section or stage of a journey or process
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Acres or expanse
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Physical or mental effort
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The state or property of being stretched or under strain
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A large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
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A statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is
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A survey, a tour
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A pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity
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An unfair or dishonest account or exposition
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A long, narrow piece of cloth, paper, plastic, or some other material
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A very small piece (of something)
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Power or influence
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A small quantity or patch of liquid or color on a surface
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An obstacle to be jumped, especially by a horse and rider in an equestrian competition
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A sight or prospect, typically of attractive natural scenery, that can be taken in by the eye from a particular place
Adjective
The capacity of a material or garment to stretch or be stretched
“There are nine firms now making stretch cotton material by the slack mercerization process.”
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Too long
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Going on
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