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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

Wiktionary

  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

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  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

Examples of stretching in a Sentence

  1. Danielle Lindemann:

    It may seem absurd to us that these women are wearing sequined evening gowns, with faces full of makeup at 10 a.m., eyelashes stretching out to infinity, but we're doing what they're doing in a more muted way every day.

  2. German Efromovich:

    The initial plan was to renew the entire fleet for 2024, starting in 2017, what we're looking at now is shrinking this process to the maximum extent possible and stretching its start out to 2019-2020.

  3. Iraj Harirchi:

    Qassem Soleimani said. That was under Irans Shiite shah, toppled in the 1979 revolution. But even after, Iran fought off other outbreaks, and its hospitals, doctors and nurses are known as some of the best in the wider Middle East, with a network of clinics from villages to big cities. However, the system appears to be stretching at the seams, with online videos purporting to show field hospitals going up. Meanwhile, Irans Shiite 80 million people, whose sense of high risk has been dulled by years of international isolation, crowd into grocery stores and butcher shops, suspicious of anything in the state media. Nowruz, the Persian New Year, looms on Friday, a holiday when millions travel. The government repeatedly has stopped short of ordering any major travel restrictions. It hasnt explained why, but there could be worry about further angering its people or slowing down its anemic, sanctions-hurt economy. Online videos show Iranians ignoring government demands to stay home and moving instead toward the coast of the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Residents of hard-hit Rasht, on Irans Shiite coast, have threatened to attack out-of-towners. We expect that, God willing, we can contain the rising trend of the disease, not the disease itself, by March 26, but I say this very frankly : if the great people dont cooperate, the disease will continue to be there until late May or even in June, and turn into a huge crisis. CLICK HERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE And the man who once called quarantines a thing of the past added :.

  4. Jason Abrams:

    You go in, right, you’re tight, and you’re tense. You start going through the motions, and the poses, and stretching out, then when you’re done, you’re like, ‘I feel excellent.’.

  5. Caroline Wozniacki:

    I think you just always try to figure out what's working and what's not, then you listen to the body, you try a few different things, for me, it's just all the time making sure I get good massaging, good treatments, ice baths, stretching, do everything even more thoroughly than maybe in the past.

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