Definitions for stretchstrɛtʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to spread out fully:
to stretch oneself out on the ground.
to extend to the limit:
stretched out her arms.
to cause to extend from one point or place to another:
to stretch a rope across a road.
to draw tight or taut:
to stretch the strings of a violin.
to distend or enlarge by tension:
to stretch a rubber band.
to draw out, extend, or enlarge unduly:
The jacket was stretched at the elbows.
to extend, force, or make serve beyond the normal or proper limits; strain:
to stretch the facts.
to exert (oneself) to the utmost.
(v.i.)to recline at full length:
to stretch out on a couch.
to extend one's limbs or body.
to extend over a distance:
The forest stretches for miles.
to extend in time:
His memory stretches back to his early childhood.
to become stretched without breaking.
(n.)an act or instance of stretching.
the state of being stretched.
a continuous length:
a stretch of meadow.
the backstretch or homestretch of a racetrack.
an extent in time:
a stretch of ten years.
a term of imprisonment.
(adj.)(of yarn) having high elasticity.
made from such yarn: stretch denim.
longer than standard:
Origin of stretch:
bef. 900; ME strecchen (v.), OE streccan, c. OFris strekka, MD, MLG strecken, OHG strecchan
a large and unbroken expanse or distance
"a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
reach, reaching, stretch(noun)
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
a straightaway section of a racetrack
exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
"running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
an unbroken period of time during which you do something
"there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
stretch, stretchiness, stretchability(adj)
the capacity for being stretched
having an elongated seating area
"a stretch limousine"
stretch, stretch along(verb)
occupy a large, elongated area
"The park stretched beneath the train line"
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
"Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend(verb)
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
"Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
become longer by being stretched and pulled
"The fabric stretches"
make long or longer by pulling and stretching
"stretch the fabric"
stretch, stretch out(verb)
lie down comfortably
"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
pull in opposite directions
"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
"Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase(verb)
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
"stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
stretch, stretch out(verb)
extend one's body or limbs
"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make longer, wider, etc. by pulling
Stretch the material over the wooden frame.; Bend over and feel the muscles in your back stretch.
to reach your arms or legs out
She sat up in bed and stretched.; He stretched his hand out to touch her.
to continue or seem to continue for a long distance or time
The desert stretched as far as we could see.; The day stretched out ahead of us.
to use almost all of a supply, or be used almost completely
The medical bills have stretched the family's finances to the limit.; The food supply has been stretched thin.
to go for a short walk
He just went out to stretch his legs.
a long area of land or water
an empty stretch of beach
the act of stretching your muscles
a good stretch for your upper back
a period of time
a ten-year stretch working in Italy
the ability of material to stretch
There's some stretch in it to make it comfortable.
An act of stretching.
The ability to lengthen when pulled.
That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic
A segment of a journey or route.
It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.
A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
A length of time
He did a 7-year stretch in jail.
To lengthen by pulling.
I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
To lengthen when pulled.
The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
To pull tight.
First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.
To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.
To be inaccurate by exaggeration.
To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
To extend from limit point to limit point.
The beach stretches from Cresswell to Amble.
or To extend oneu2019s limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles.
To extend to a limit point
His mustache stretched all the way to his sideburns.
Origin: From strecchen, from streccan, from strakjanan, from streg-. Cognate with strekken, strecken, strække, sträcka, strak, Albanian shtreq,shtrek. More at stark.
to reach out; to extend; to put forth
to draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope
to cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings
to make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly
to draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle
to exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit
to be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles
to extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches
to be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances
to strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts
to sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward
act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination
a continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land
the extent to which anything may be stretched
the reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board
course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal
Randy Walker, better known by his stage name Stretch, was an American rapper and producer.
Stretch, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and supplies software configurable processors and development tools for compute-intensive applications. Its products include channel DVR add-in cards; channel capture cards; and DVR capture cards that provide video and audio capture, real-time display, and hardware compression features for DVR designers. The company also offers Stretch IDE, which provides an intuitive development flow, and focuses on programming and system configuration, as well as integrates compiler, debugger, assembler, profiler, linker, and editor tools under an intuitive graphical interface; Stretch reference design kits that are designed for the customers to evaluate a reference design and start the preliminary design of their own products; and Intelligent Encoder software development kit, a video processing and compression solution, which is optimized for the Stretch family of software configurable processors. Its products are used in security and surveillance, broadcast video, wireless communication, and industrial imaging applications. Stretch, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Sunnyvale, California with additional offices in Tokyo, Japan; and Krefeld, Germany.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'stretch' in Nouns Frequency: #2223
Rank popularity for the word 'stretch' in Verbs Frequency: #419
Translations for stretch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of stretching or state of being stretched
He got out of bed and had a good stretch.
- espreguiçadaPortuguese (BR)
- das StreckenGerman
- τέντωμα, τάνυσμαGreek
- venitus, venimine; ringutusEstonian
- rastezanje, protezanjeCroatian
- kinyújtás; nyújtózkodásHungarian
- 스트레칭, 뻗기Korean
- rąžymasis, mankštaLithuanian
- staipīšanās; stiepšanaLatvian
- regangan badanMalay
- het zich uitrekkenDutch
- wyciągnięcie się, przeciągnięciePolish
- вытягивание; потягиваниеRussian
- [hon] sträckte på sigSwedish
- 伸展Chinese (Trad.)
- витягання, потяганняUkrainian
- کھینچنا یا کھنچناUrdu
- sự duỗi ra, sự bị kéo dài raVietnamese
- 伸展Chinese (Simp.)
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