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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stretchingnoun

    act of expanding by lengthening or widening

  2. stretch, stretchingnoun

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


  1. stretchingnoun

    A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stretching

    of Stretch

  2. Stretching

    a. & n. from Stretch, v


  1. Stretching

    Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many animals. It can be accompanied by yawning. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces and areas. Increasing flexibility through stretching is one of the basic tenets of physical fitness. It is common for athletes to stretch before and after exercise in order to reduce injury and increase performance. Hatha yoga involves the stretching of major muscle groups, some of which require a high level of flexibility to perform, for example the lotus position. Stretching can strengthen muscles, and in turn strong muscles are important to stretching safely and effectively. Stretching can be dangerous when performed incorrectly. There are many techniques for stretching in general, but depending on which muscle group is being stretched, some techniques may be ineffective or detrimental, even to the point of causing permanent damage to the tendons, ligaments and muscle fiber. The physiological nature of stretching and theories about the effect of various techniques are therefore subject to heavy inquiry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stretching in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stretching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. General Manager:

    From my end, it'll be, he'll show up like everybody else, he'll be in his hitting group and his fielding group, stretching, all that stuff, conditioning side of it. It'll be no different from our end.

  2. Christine Sarkis:

    Sitting in an airplane seat is hard on your body. If you're not moving and stretching at regular intervals in-flight, you're putting yourself at risk. Opt to remain in your seat for hours at a time and you'll likely arrive with the aches and pains of tight muscles.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    I will tell you this, there is a complete lack of empathy in this guy in the White House right now and I will bring back to you, if you have trouble stretching your paycheck to pay for that rent, I know you and I will fight for you. If you have trouble deciding if youre going to pay for your child care or your long-term care, I know you and I will fight for you. I do not have the biggest name up on this stage, I dont have the biggest bank account, Im not a political newcomer with no record, but I have a record of fighting for people.

  4. Angi McClure:

    Stretching the front of the chest can open up the heart and release any tension that we hold in that area, [be it] physically or mentally.

  5. Brian Fallon:

    It begins with rhetorically stretching out an open hand.

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    small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
    • A. viverrine
    • B. exponent
    • C. ventricle
    • D. rung

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