Synonyms for stretch

Synonyms for (noun) stretch

Synonyms: reach, reaching, stretch

Definition: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: extension

Definition: act of expanding in scope; making more widely available

Usage: extension of the program to all in need


Synonyms: stretch, stretching

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

Similar words: physical exercise, physical exertion, exercise, exercising, workout

Definition: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

Usage: the doctor recommended regular exercise; he did some exercising; the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit


Synonyms: stretch

Definition: a straightaway section of a racetrack

Similar words: straight, straightaway

Definition: a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse


Synonyms: stretch, stretchability, stretchiness

Definition: the capacity for being stretched

Similar words: snap, elasticity

Definition: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

Usage: the waistband had lost its snap


Synonyms: stretch

Definition: a large and unbroken expanse or distance

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

Similar words: expanse

Definition: a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: continuance, duration

Definition: the period of time during which something continues

Synonyms for (verb) stretch

Synonyms: extend, stretch

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

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

Similar words: strain, tense, tense up

Definition: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

Usage: he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted


Synonyms: stretch

Definition: become longer by being stretched and pulled

Usage: The fabric stretches

Similar words: grow

Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast


Synonyms: stretch, elongate

Definition: make long or longer by pulling and stretching

Usage: stretch the fabric

Similar words: lengthen

Definition: make longer

Usage: Lengthen this skirt, please


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: corrupt, spoil

Definition: alter from the original


Synonyms: stretch

Definition: extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly

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

Similar words: broaden, extend, widen

Definition: extend in scope or range or area

Usage: The law was extended to all citizens; widen the range of applications; broaden your horizon; Extend your backyard


Synonyms: stretch

Definition: pull in opposite directions

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

Similar words: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled


Synonyms: stretch, stretch out

Definition: lie down comfortably

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

Similar words: lie, lie down

Definition: assume a reclining position

Usage: lie down on the bed until you feel better


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form


Synonyms: stretch, stretch along

Definition: occupy a large, elongated area

Usage: The park stretched beneath the train line

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?

Synonyms for (adjective) stretch

Synonyms: stretch

Definition: easily stretched

Usage: stretch hosiery

Similar words: elastic

Definition: capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

Usage: an elastic band; a youthful and elastic walk


Synonyms: stretch

Definition: having an elongated seating area

Usage: a stretch limousine

Similar words: long

Definition: primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified

Usage: a long road; a long distance; contained many long words; ten miles long