Synonym: distend, draw out, elongate, expand, extend, spread, strain. Antonym: shrink. Similar words: stretch out, retreat, stress, streak, street, stream, contretemps, distress. Meaning: [stretʃ] n. 1. a large and unbroken expanse or distance 2. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out 3. a straightaway section of a racetrack 4. exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent 5. extension to or beyond the ordinary limit 6. an unbroken period of time during which you do something 7. the capacity for being stretched. v. 1. occupy a large, elongated area 2. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body 3. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length 4. become longer by being stretched and pulled 5. make long or longer by pulling and stretching 6. lie down comfortably 7. pull in opposite directions 8. extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly 9. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones 10. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance 11. extend one's body or limbs. adj. 1. having an elongated seating area 2. easily stretched.
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2. It's a dangerous stretch of road.
3. That stretch of forest was stumped quickly.
4. A great stretch of ocean lay beneath them.
5. Breathe in through your nose as you stretch up.
6. The runners rounded into the home stretch.
7. Relax your stomach muscles , then stretch again.
8. Can you stretch your arms out straighter?
9. A spider's web can stretch considerably without weakening.
10. His stories really stretch children's imaginations.
11. That stretch of bypass will be finished by January.
12. The jacuzzi was too small to stretch out in.
13. The underground chambers stretch the length of a football pitch.
14. I walked up and down the aisle to stretch my cramped muscles.
15. We looked to our right and saw a stretch of the rice fields.
16. That elastic band will snap if you stretch it too far.
17. The car was dumped in a stretch of wasteland in the south of the city.
18. This stretch of the river is renowned for its good fishing.
19. Stretch up 30 times with alternate arms as a warm-up exercise.
20. Slow down?there are speed traps along this stretch of road.
21. There has been a collision on the southbound stretch of the motorway.
22. She would be able to stretch out her cramped limbs and rest for a few hours.
23. Fire crews have been operating at full stretch.
24. This contract will stretch to next month.
25. He saw a grey future stretch ahead of him.
26. The cat gave a long,(Sentencedict.com ) luxurious stretch.
27. A nine-mile stretch of motorway has been closed.
28. Most of us, however, take life for granted. We know that one day we must die, but usually we picture that day as far in the future. When we are in buoyant health, death is all but unimaginable. We seldom think of it. The days stretch out in an endless vista. So we go about our petty tasks, hardly aware of our listless attitude toward life.
29. You can enjoy the extraordinary sight unbroken cloud plains that stretch out before you.
30. It eluded us then, but that's no matter. Tomorrow, we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther, and one fine morning.
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