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Noun
A continuous area or expanse of land or water
“Anglers wishing to tackle the stretch should take of the rapid rising tides and also are reminded that vehicles should not be taken down the bank until the hay has been cut.”
Noun
A continuous period of time
“The slump between New Year's Eve and Memorial Day is a long stretch with little to celebrate.”
Noun
A period of time spent in prison
“But it is Ted who ends up doing a stretch in prison.”
Noun
Verb
Last or cause to last longer than expected
“The precautionary effort was expected to stretch into this week.”
Verb
To injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure
“It feels like two and a half hours spent watching someone see how far they can stretch an elastic band without breaking it.”
Verb
Make great demands on the capacity or resources of
“Merrion expect this would stretch the team's operational capabilities.”
Verb
To add to the interest of by including made-up details
“Although 27 years might be stretching it a bit, I think I could make that sacrifice in this instance.”
Verb
An act of stretching one's limbs or body
“Always take time to warm up before your primary activity and finish up with a long stretch while your body is still hot and elastic.”
Verb
Straighten or extend one's body or a part of one's body to its full length, typically so as to tighten one's muscles or in order to reach something
“If you are working, use the breaks during meetings to stretch or take a brisk walk up the indoor stairway.”
Verb
Extend or spread over an area or period of time
“The ISS is expected to stretch 17 stories tall and house six research labs by its completion in 2008.”
Verb
To draw tight
“… if the canvas isn't properly stretched over the frame, there will be sagging over time.”
Verb
“If it is too cold, he says, the plastic will be loose in summer; If it is too warm, the plastic will stretch too tight in winter.”
Verb
“Sadly, finances would not stretch to pay for her two children, Emma, 15, and Daniel, 13, and Paul's three grown-up children to go too.”
Verb
“She stretched out on the sofa.”
Adjective
The capacity of a material or garment to stretch or be stretched; elasticity
“A picture of a giraffe or a lion on quality stretch cotton material will also be an ideal choice.”
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