Definitions for stretch

Definitions for (noun) stretch

Main entry: reach, reaching, stretch

Definition: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Main entry: stretch

Definition: extension to or beyond the ordinary limit

Usage: running at full stretch; by no stretch of the imagination; beyond any stretch of his understanding

Main entry: stretch, stretching

Definition: exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Main entry: stretch

Definition: a straightaway section of a racetrack

Main entry: stretch, stretchability, stretchiness

Definition: the capacity for being stretched

Main entry: stretch

Definition: a large and unbroken expanse or distance

Usage: a stretch of highway; a stretch of clear water

Main entry: stint, stretch

Definition: an unbroken period of time during which you do something

Usage: there were stretches of boredom; he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary

Definitions for (verb) stretch

Main entry: extend, stretch

Definition: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

Usage: Stretch your legs!; Extend your right arm above your head

Main entry: stretch, stretch out

Definition: extend one's body or limbs

Usage: Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours

Main entry: stretch, extend

Definition: increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

Usage: stretch the soup by adding some more cream; extend the casserole with a little rice

Main entry: stretch

Definition: become longer by being stretched and pulled

Usage: The fabric stretches

Main entry: stretch, elongate

Definition: make long or longer by pulling and stretching

Usage: stretch the fabric

Main entry: adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch

Definition: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

Usage: adulterate liquor

Main entry: stretch

Definition: extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly

Usage: Stretch the limits; stretch my patience; stretch the imagination

Main entry: stretch

Definition: pull in opposite directions

Usage: During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack

Main entry: stretch, stretch out

Definition: lie down comfortably

Usage: To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass

Main entry: extend, stretch, stretch out, unfold

Definition: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

Usage: Unfold the newspaper; stretch out that piece of cloth; extend the TV antenna

Main entry: stretch, stretch along

Definition: occupy a large, elongated area

Usage: The park stretched beneath the train line

Definitions for (adj) stretch

Main entry: stretch

Definition: easily stretched

Usage: stretch hosiery

Main entry: stretch

Definition: having an elongated seating area

Usage: a stretch limousine

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