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Noun
The action or process of extending something or making it longer
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A statement or representation in excess of what is reasonable
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The state of being stretched tight
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An unfair or dishonest account or exposition
Adjective
(of physical attributes) Of a sizeable measurement from one point to another
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Testing of one's abilities
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Elastic
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Extending to a point
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Extending a part of the body
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Having a large scope or range
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Becoming larger in size, degree or intensity
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(of a device) Able to be lengthened or spread out
Verb
Present participle 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.”
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(of something soft or elastic) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to draw or make tight or taut
Stretch the canvas tightly over the hull, working from amidships forward and aft.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle for to last or cause to last longer than expected
“The precautionary effort was expected to stretch into this week.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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(stretch out) Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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(of finances or resources) Present participle 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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