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Having been lengthened or elongated
“The stretched material has no rigidity until it is held in tension.”
Extremely busy or under pressure with work or other obligatory activities
“Nick was new to the organization and could tell others were stretched and pressed for time.”
Protuberant or abnormally distended
(of physical attributes) Of a sizeable measurement from one point to another
Very (physically) taut or tightened
Involving the extension of a part of the body
To have become larger in size or degree
To have expressed in greater detail
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“Very fat rubber bands can stretch to close a plastic bag filled, for example, with vegetables.”
Past tense for to pull or elongate a stretchable object
Stretch the elastic around your waist until it fits comfortably and cut it to the correct size.”
Past tense for to draw or make tight or taut
Stretch the canvas tightly over the hull, working from amidships forward and aft.”
Past tense for to straighten something
“Roll up on your toes, slowly stretch your legs to push your hips upward, and drop your head toward the ground.”
Past tense for to last or cause to last longer than expected
“The precautionary effort was expected to stretch into this week.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to range or occur within a continuous spectrum
“The store is offering discounts that stretch from 10 to 40 percent, depending upon the brand.”
Past tense for 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.”
(stretch out) Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to describe or express in too exaggerated terms
“Applicants tend to stretch the truth, with statistics revealing that nearly 36 percent of applications are falsified.”
Past tense for 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.”
(of finances or resources) Past tense for 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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